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Old July 22 2014, 06:37 PM   #721
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I'm not going to buy what I consider poor material (TNG seasons six and seven) just to justify DS9.
I would if indeed purchasing TNG BD helps, but what we've heard from credible sources alone has been conflicting on whether or not purchasing TNG will help at all.

I liked the facebook page though (as mentioned previously). That was easy regardless of whether or not it helps.
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Old July 22 2014, 06:50 PM   #722
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Re: DS9 on blu ray?

I don't necessarily think DS9 Blu-rays will never happen, but I'm skeptical, mainly because of the cost and time involved, along with what can only be lower demand for the sets compared to TNG.

One thing's for sure though. If DS9 is remastered, and CBS want to shift the sets, the extortionate prices currently being charged for the TNG Blu-rays, if applied to DS9, simply won't cut it.
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Old July 22 2014, 07:31 PM   #723
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Re: DS9 on blu ray?

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I'm not going to buy what I consider poor material (TNG seasons six and seven) just to justify DS9.
I would if indeed purchasing TNG BD helps, but what we've heard from credible sources alone has been conflicting on whether or not purchasing TNG will help at all.
I feel extremely uncomfortable when I'm given "advice" like that from those credible sources. The buy product X if you want product Y (with no guarantees) schtick doesn't sit well with me.

Before anybody chimes in, yes, I understand how the economics work etc. CBS aren't obliged to give us anymore HD Trek and risk monetary loss etc. I just don't like this kind of "ultimatum".
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Old July 22 2014, 07:38 PM   #724
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The Star Trek shows have probably paid for themselves many times over. Not that that matters to the bean counters
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Old July 22 2014, 10:27 PM   #725
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One thing's for sure though. If DS9 is remastered, and CBS want to shift the sets, the extortionate prices currently being charged for the TNG Blu-rays, if applied to DS9, simply won't cut it.
I would hardly call $60-$70 "extortionate" given the amount of content we're getting (26 x 1 hour episodes and several hours of bonus features) and the amount of work being done to get the product out...
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Old July 22 2014, 11:21 PM   #726
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Yeah, I don't really consider $60-70 to be very extortionate for 26 remastered episodes plus a ton of bonus content. Extortionate would be $60-70 for 10 episodes plus bonus content. (I'm looking at you, HBO.)

Or to put it another way, movies generally cost, say, $20, and that's only for approximately two hours of content plus whatever bonus features, if any.
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Old July 23 2014, 01:40 AM   #727
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I feel extremely uncomfortable when I'm given "advice" like that from those credible sources. The buy product X if you want product Y (with no guarantees) schtick doesn't sit well with me.

Before anybody chimes in, yes, I understand how the economics work etc. CBS aren't obliged to give us anymore HD Trek and risk monetary loss etc. I just don't like this kind of "ultimatum".
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Old July 23 2014, 04:54 PM   #728
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$60-$70 ??

All the seasons up to season 5 have dropped to the mid $40s.

Not bad at all. Wish they would do so again and I'd buy them fast.
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Old July 23 2014, 06:18 PM   #729
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$60-$70 ??

All the seasons up to season 5 have dropped to the mid $40s.

Not bad at all. Wish they would do so again and I'd buy them fast.
Good point. I was talking about on release day, but as you said, wait a few months and they drop down even cheaper.
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Old July 23 2014, 07:49 PM   #730
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$60-$70 ??

All the seasons up to season 5 have dropped to the mid $40s.

Not bad at all. Wish they would do so again and I'd buy them fast.
Good point. I was talking about on release day, but as you said, wait a few months and they drop down even cheaper.
If they go back into the $40s this black Friday---I will go for them.
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Old July 23 2014, 07:53 PM   #731
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$60-$70 ??

All the seasons up to season 5 have dropped to the mid $40s.
Season 6 in the UK is the equivalent of $100. Season 5 is the equivalent of $70.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...eration+bluray

People in the US may not find the prices extortionate, but in the UK, for initial release, Amazon just put a £ sign in front of the Dollar amount.

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Old July 24 2014, 05:39 PM   #732
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$60-$70 ??

All the seasons up to season 5 have dropped to the mid $40s.
Season 6 in the UK is the equivalent of $100. Season 5 is the equivalent of $70.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...eration+bluray

People in the US may not find the prices extortionate, but in the UK, for initial release, Amazon just put a £ sign in front of the Dollar amount.

Yes, they are sometimes expensive, but they sometimes go on sale for really good prices.

$45 is not high at all for a TNG season and Amazon has sold them (S1-5) for about that price.

So yeah, sometimes they are really high and other times they are very reasonable.

I will buy next time they are reasonable.
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Old July 28 2014, 08:41 PM   #733
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People in the US may not find the prices extortionate, but in the UK, for initial release, Amazon just put a £ sign in front of the Dollar amount.
Bizarrely this seems to be standard retail practice in the UK - it was a bit of a scandal for software a few years ago.

It all seems a bit weird as physical media is surprisingly rapidly becoming anachronistic, if not obsolete. I can't help but think that we will never see DS9 blus just because the format probably only has a few years left in the mainstream.
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Old July 29 2014, 11:03 PM   #734
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One thing's for sure though. If DS9 is remastered, and CBS want to shift the sets, the extortionate prices currently being charged for the TNG Blu-rays, if applied to DS9, simply won't cut it.
I would hardly call $60-$70 "extortionate" given the amount of content we're getting (26 x 1 hour episodes and several hours of bonus features) and the amount of work being done to get the product out...
$60 for a season is a damn steal. When TFF came out on videocassette it was $100.
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Old July 30 2014, 12:05 AM   #735
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Amazon just put a £ sign in front of the Dollar amount.
I visited Scotland last year, and found that to be true for just about everything there. I was spending pounds as quickly as dollars.
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