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The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

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Old September 11 2011, 10:41 PM   #91
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I would buy that over the Blu-rays if the option were presented.

Give me all 7 seasons remastered on a decent 500GB-750GB portable hard drive with a custom 24th-century Trek-style case and a USB 3.0 connector.

I'd pay up to $300AU for that, Paramount.
That would be so sweet! Count me signed up as well!
Why bother with all those moving parts and wires? Make it a solid state HD with wi fi if you really want to talk obsolete.

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I this isn't solid state but you get the idea..wouldn't take much to get to this level.

http://electronicsbus.com/gadgets/wi...storage-drive/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid-state_drive
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Old September 12 2011, 12:33 AM   #92
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I could see Netflix taking the roll of syndication that TOS-R used. One new episode released each week and available for streaming on Netflix. Then once all the episodes are done, or maybe once each season is done if they work in order, the DVD/Blu Ray set will be released. That way CBS can capture some early revenue from Netflix and build PR while they continue to work on a project that could easily take multiple years to complete.
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Old September 12 2011, 01:23 AM   #93
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I could see Netflix taking the roll of syndication that TOS-R used. One new episode released each week and available for streaming on Netflix. Then once all the episodes are done, or maybe once each season is done if they work in order, the DVD/Blu Ray set will be released. That way CBS can capture some early revenue from Netflix and build PR while they continue to work on a project that could easily take multiple years to complete.
That makes sense. Then Paramount can give the rights to TNG-R to SyFy and BBC America for television airing.
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Old September 12 2011, 01:31 AM   #94
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I would buy that over the Blu-rays if the option were presented.

Give me all 7 seasons remastered on a decent 500GB-750GB portable hard drive with a custom 24th-century Trek-style case and a USB 3.0 connector.

I'd pay up to $300AU for that, Paramount.
That would be so sweet! Count me signed up as well!
Why bother with all those moving parts and wires? Make it a solid state HD with wi fi if you really want to talk obsolete.

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You seriously don't want anything meant for long term storage on an SSD. HDDs are magnetic and keep data virtually forever. SSDs are electronic and lose integrity very fast. Heck, even data badly burned on DVDs will have a longer lifespan than data stored on SSDs.
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Old September 12 2011, 01:27 PM   #95
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That would be so sweet! Count me signed up as well!
Why bother with all those moving parts and wires? Make it a solid state HD with wi fi if you really want to talk obsolete.

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You seriously don't want anything meant for long term storage on an SSD. HDDs are magnetic and keep data virtually forever. SSDs are electronic and lose integrity very fast. Heck, even data badly burned on DVDs will have a longer lifespan than data stored on SSDs.
It may not be ready for primtetime quite yet, but commercial grade SSDs are relatively new to the market. I think they can eventually find a way to mitigate degradation (one company already has a "degradation free" SSD). Also they have a lifespan relatively close to regular HDDs and don't have a lot of the problems of magnetic drives, like susceptibility to magnetic surges.
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Old September 12 2011, 01:54 PM   #96
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Personally I think blu-rays are out of date already
I think he's right. Everything I watch is digital (netflix, etc), and I'm sure a lot of people have moved on.

Besides, it's tougher to scratch and ruin a digital file(how discs lasted for this long is crazy, it's such a comparably fragile medium - yeah, it IS tough to scratch 'em up badly enough, but the few times it does happen sucks!)
You need a fast internet connection to stream a film or DVD even at SD never mind HD. So blu-ray even DVD isn't going anytime soon.

As others have mentioned, I have had more HD failures than damged DVDs/Blu-ray
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Old September 12 2011, 02:12 PM   #97
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Maybe on Netflix just the 4 preview episodes will be in HD at first, and then later on the rest will start to come online as they are updated.

Either way I'll be buying the Blu-rays. Much better quality, even on my 720p TV.

I like that hard drive idea further upthread, in fact I LOVE it. That's all I'm going to do anyway, is to dump the BR to a hard drive and play them on my Roku-equivalent device.
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Old September 12 2011, 04:01 PM   #98
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STNG-R leads off the Digital Bits news page today:

All right, we're going to start the new week with an early post for you...

First, we've got some heavy-duty Rumor Mill information about CBS' Star Trek: The Next Generation - Remastered Blu-ray sampler disc. Industry sources now tell us that the disc may be announced on 9/28, which is the 24th anniversary of the show's first broadcast back in 1987. We're also told that anticipated the U.S. release date will likely be in early December, on or around 12/6. Again, keep in mind that all of this is unofficial until CBS makes the actual announcement. As Picard would say, "Make it so..."
http://www.thedigitalbits.com/#mytwocents
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Old September 12 2011, 04:04 PM   #99
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Keeping my fingers crossed!
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Old September 12 2011, 04:37 PM   #100
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I have never been this excited for a home video release EVER... Roll on december and hopefully seasons 1-7 in 2012.
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Old September 12 2011, 04:39 PM   #101
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^Same here.
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Old September 12 2011, 04:47 PM   #102
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Can't wait.
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Old September 12 2011, 05:31 PM   #103
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I have never been this excited for a home video release EVER... Roll on december and hopefully seasons 1-7 in 2012.
Scotty, it took over 2 years to complete TOS-R which required a lot less work. If you're expecting all 7 seasons to be completed in 1 year then you are either going to be disappointed or you're going to get a rushed upscale of the DVD. Personally, I'm happy to wait 3-7 years for the project to be completed if it means it's done well.
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Old September 12 2011, 10:28 PM   #104
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I have never been this excited for a home video release EVER... Roll on december and hopefully seasons 1-7 in 2012.
Scotty, it took over 2 years to complete TOS-R which required a lot less work. If you're expecting all 7 seasons to be completed in 1 year then you are either going to be disappointed or you're going to get a rushed upscale of the DVD. Personally, I'm happy to wait 3-7 years for the project to be completed if it means it's done well.
I agree, I don't mind waiting though I like being able to get an early (xmas) sampling. I think we're looking at a good 5-7 year transfer to HD.

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Old September 12 2011, 10:33 PM   #105
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I'd pay up to $300AU for that, Paramount.


It's going to be a lot, lot more than that for 7 seasons.
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