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Old June 7 2014, 11:59 AM   #61
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Re: BLURAY hype

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Where is your source for the claims that the Star Trek series were all shot on film? And even if that were true, analog film has no digital resolution, so you're wrong, either way. Films will look better on bluray because you can see the film grain with more detail, but not TV series shot on tape. But even something shot on 1080p digital will look better than anything shot on film.
I've just caught up on this thread. I'd normally skip a reply to your post as you've been corrected by several members already. However, it strikes me your assertions are so misinformed they are worthy of consideration as trolling.

If not, please do some easy research as suggested. Cheers.
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Old June 7 2014, 01:20 PM   #62
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Re: BLURAY hype

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Best to allow the ignorant remain ignorant. Have a great day!
The troll in 8472 is strong. I suggest ignoring that user; feeding him will only make him more enthusiastic.
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Old June 7 2014, 07:07 PM   #63
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Calling Blu-ray "hype" is at least 5 years behind the times. I have a shelf of 50 HD-DVDs -- way to back the wrong format just because I detest region coding with a passion. I'll probably end up biting the bullet and buying the required tech to watch 4K UHD or whatever it's branded as. I itch to own some classic films in the best format available and that includes the Star Trek movies -- sad first-world consumer that I am.
I loathe region coding as well, but I cheated when it came to DVD my first DVD player, played all regions.

Fortunatly for blu-ray, many discs are region free.
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Old June 7 2014, 09:41 PM   #64
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What season of TNG has the best (ie the most extensive) special features? I don't own the DVDs (have seen all of the special features on them from library rentals though) and am interested in getting a season or two of the BluRays. I am a big fan of special features like cast and crew interviews, episode commentaries, visual effects development, etc. I'm mostly interested in Seasons 3-5. Thanks! PS I have looked at the threads in the TNG forum.



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The special features on the TNG and Enterprise Blu-rays have been excellent, well worth the purchases.
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Old June 7 2014, 11:27 PM   #65
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DVD and 1080p are obsolete.
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Old June 7 2014, 11:32 PM   #66
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DVD and 1080p are obsolete.
No, not at all. Not even remotely.
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Old June 8 2014, 12:01 AM   #67
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DVD and 1080p are obsolete.
How? 1080p hasn't even reached a market saturation point and DVD's are still selling as well. The U.S. broadband infrastructure is still a ways away from being able to handle 4K video in a mass market setting.

EDIT: I'm watching a 1080p stream of "The Last Outpost" from Amazon Prime. With a PS4, hard wired to the modem that gets 50Mbps, it looks nowhere near as good as the Blu-ray's.
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Old June 8 2014, 07:32 AM   #68
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What season of TNG has the best (ie the most extensive) special features? I don't own the DVDs (have seen all of the special features on them from library rentals though) and am interested in getting a season or two of the BluRays. I am a big fan of special features like cast and crew interviews, episode commentaries, visual effects development, etc. I'm mostly interested in Seasons 3-5. Thanks! PS I have looked at the threads in the TNG forum.
I think it's season 2 that has the 2013 cast reunion about an hour and a half long, great stuff. Season 3 has a great interview of the writing team from season 3 onwards hosted by Seth Macfarland. That's also about an hour and a ahalf long. I haven't got season 4 yet.

The special features for the first three seasons are excellent. An episode or two has commentaries. Blooper reels, etc. Great great stuff.

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Do you even know what 1080p is?? HD is just now getting popular. It's hardly obsolete. And DVD probably won't be obsolete for another five to ten years.
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Old June 9 2014, 12:19 AM   #69
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The troll in 8472 is strong. I suggest ignoring that user; feeding him will only make him more enthusiastic.
Kind of reminds me of a guy who haunted (probably still haunts) nolanfan.com, who uses his techspeak (a LITTLE knowledge is dangerous, he is proof of that) to explain how digital is 'superior' in rez and quality to any film. You can point to how real experts explain that you can't even capture all the qualities of anamorphic 35mm on an EIGHT-k scan, let alone 4k or 2k, and it just don't register.
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Old June 9 2014, 12:57 PM   #70
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The TNG Blu-Rays are amazing. Can't wait for DS9 to be remastered that way.
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Old June 9 2014, 05:55 PM   #71
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I love blu-ray and I think its a great format. However, sales on blu-rays have been described as anemic. Additionally, streaming, while certainly not reaching the levels of DVD or blu-ray are beginning to make some traction.

Personally, for space reasons, monetary reasons (I buy most titles on sale) and for my desire not to buy as many movies, I have cut back on my purchases of physical media considerably. More often than not, unless it's a movie I really, really, really need to see in full HD, I'll buy the streaming version. Hard drive space is cheap and doesn't take nearly the room as another shelf for my blu-rays. Honestly, more often than not, I'll rent a movie from Redbox. Case in point, while I own the entire series of TOS on blu, I have not purchased TNG and while the extras interest me, I'm more likely to purchase them on iTunes if and when they go on sale. But that's just me.
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Old June 9 2014, 10:56 PM   #72
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It depends on were you are though whilst blu-ray sales might have grown in the USA 4.2% in the USA vs 2012, in the UK they grew by 10% vs 2012


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25559821

Of course that doesn't paint the whole picture
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