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Old October 15 2013, 10:49 PM   #886
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Re: Season FOUR OFFICIAL TNG Blu-Ray Discussion Thread

I know what you mean about Target, mine only gets 4 copies each time a release is made. 3 after I visit on release day when they open.

However, my local Best Buy always has at least 1 copy of each season on their shelves , 2 or 3 months after release day.

Fry's electronics has NEVER had them whenever I checked and they normally have
every movie on release day.
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Old October 15 2013, 11:13 PM   #887
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I've had the same experience in the Bay Area. Target had 2-3 copies, Best Buy had 1, and Fry's never heard of it.

With supply like that, I don't see the point of brick-and-mortar stores anymore.
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Old October 16 2013, 07:47 PM   #888
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Why not just buy online?
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Old October 16 2013, 09:06 PM   #889
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Why not just buy online?
Some people may not even know the sets exist until they see them sitting on retailers shelves.

Not everyone is impatiently waiting for news on the next Star Trek home-video release.
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Old October 16 2013, 09:21 PM   #890
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Why not just buy online?
One, to have it immediately. I waited to pre-order past seasons after the price drop, and it didn't come until Thursday.

Second, quality control. Too often I buy box sets like this, and it's dented or crunched.
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Old October 16 2013, 09:49 PM   #891
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If you pre-order from Amazon, it tends to arrive on release day. And I've never received a delivery from them that wasn't in bubble wrap or a padded mailer.
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Old October 16 2013, 10:14 PM   #892
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If you pre-order from Amazon, it tends to arrive on release day. And I've never received a delivery from them that wasn't in bubble wrap or a padded mailer.
I believe that only works if you have Amazon Prime or pay extra for the same-day delivery. I agree you're more likely to get a set in good condition through Amazon though as it seems in stores they're usually damaged by the security boxes they're placed in (especially at Target)
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Old October 16 2013, 11:27 PM   #893
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If you pre-order from Amazon, it tends to arrive on release day. And I've never received a delivery from them that wasn't in bubble wrap or a padded mailer.
Last time, I waited to pre-order on Sunday until the price dropped to match Target. It didn't ship until Tuesday, the release date. And that was with Prime.
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Old October 16 2013, 11:34 PM   #894
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I rewatched BOBW Part II yesterday. In the scene where Picard's face was turned white, it was originally accomplished by making the shot B&W, and adding in the red laser.

I see with the HD remaster, they don't remove the color from the shot. You can still see the color of the set. Picard's face is digitally turned white instead. Much better.
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Old October 17 2013, 12:26 AM   #895
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^Good catch. I'll watch for that on my next viewing.
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Old October 17 2013, 01:23 AM   #896
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If you pre-order from Amazon, it tends to arrive on release day. And I've never received a delivery from them that wasn't in bubble wrap or a padded mailer.
Last time, I waited to pre-order on Sunday until the price dropped to match Target. It didn't ship until Tuesday, the release date. And that was with Prime.
You need to order more than a day in advance of the release date for it to work, obviously.
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Old October 17 2013, 01:36 AM   #897
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If you pre-order from Amazon, it tends to arrive on release day. And I've never received a delivery from them that wasn't in bubble wrap or a padded mailer.
If you're talking DVDs/BDs, you are totally correct. Anything else? Total crap shoot. I fear the day when a book gets ruined because of Amazon not plastic wrapping it and delivering it during a rainy day in Florida.
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Old October 17 2013, 04:05 AM   #898
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jimbotron wrote: View Post
I rewatched BOBW Part II yesterday. In the scene where Picard's face was turned white, it was originally accomplished by making the shot B&W, and adding in the red laser.

I see with the HD remaster, they don't remove the color from the shot. You can still see the color of the set. Picard's face is digitally turned white instead. Much better.
Nah, that's not true. You can clearly see the color still in the probe, the background, and on part of Locutus' costume. Of course, the whole thing is already muted far beyond the quality shown on the Blu-ray, but stilll...

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Old October 17 2013, 05:18 AM   #899
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Hm, I guess you're right. The color isn't gone completely, but MOST of it is dialed out as this comparison shows:

http://tng.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...rldstwo101.jpg
http://tng.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...rldstwo102.jpg

In any case, there's no loss of color (aside from Picard's face) in the remaster.
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Old October 18 2013, 08:43 PM   #900
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So I was reviewing the Trek EAS TNG-R differences posts and I noticed it looks like the holo-grid in Hollow Pursuits was replaced with CG. The yellow is much more vibrant and the angle seems slightly different (granted that could be caused from a slight difference in the time-code the captures were taken).

http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/ob...owpursuits.jpg
http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/ob...pursuits-r.jpg
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