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

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Old June 4 2014, 05:58 PM   #16
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I wonder if this means that the HD episodes will start making their way onto Netflix?
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Old June 4 2014, 06:05 PM   #17
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Thank you, BBC America, for bringing us "Coupling"!
(Who knew that existed ... ?)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/coupling/
I did. And yes, it's bloody brilliant. "I have the key to Paradise, but I've got too many legs!"
I remember when they attempted to remake that here in the states. It died a quick death.

I'm relieved they gave up on Ab Fab.
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Old June 4 2014, 06:13 PM   #18
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Thank you, BBC America, for bringing us "Coupling"!
(Who knew that existed ... ?)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/coupling/
How long ago was that?

I think their schedule now is 95%
- Doctor Who
- Star Trek The Next Generation
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Old June 4 2014, 09:16 PM   #19
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Kevman7987 wrote: View Post
I wonder if this means that the HD episodes will start making their way onto Netflix?
Probably not for a while. I think Amazon has exclusive streaming rights.
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Old June 4 2014, 09:48 PM   #20
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Besides, Netflix HD means nothing as long as the service providers are throttling the bitstream. I use AT&T, and I have a healthy downstream of 6-9Mbps, and Netflix struggles to stream beyond 480p. It shouldn't be an issue after Netflix is forced to bribe every ISP, like they recently did with Comcast.
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Old June 4 2014, 09:50 PM   #21
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Besides, Netflix HD means nothing as long as the service providers are throttling the bitstream. I use AT&T, and I have a healthy downstream of 6-9Mbps, and Netflix struggles to stream beyond 480p. It shouldn't be an issue after Netflix is forced to bribe every ISP, like they recently did with Comcast.
When we had a 20Mbps connection (which was usually between 14 and 18Mbps), we had no issue running two at a time with both getting a 1080p stream. This is through Time Warner Cable.

Now we have a 50Mbps connection.
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Old June 5 2014, 12:38 AM   #22
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Thank you, BBC America, for bringing us "Coupling"!
(Who knew that existed ... ?)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/coupling/
How long ago was that?

I think their schedule now is 95%
- Doctor Who
- Star Trek The Next Generation
- Top Gear (or programs with Top Gear hosts)
- Gordon Ramsay Programs
- Graham Norton
http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglopheni...ies-on-itunes/
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Old June 5 2014, 12:49 AM   #23
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Thank you, BBC America, for bringing us "Coupling"!
(Who knew that existed ... ?)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/coupling/
How long ago was that?

I think their schedule now is 95%
- Doctor Who
- Star Trek The Next Generation
- Top Gear (or programs with Top Gear hosts)
- Gordon Ramsay Programs
- Graham Norton
http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglopheni...ies-on-itunes/
So two years ago, then?
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Old June 5 2014, 12:54 AM   #24
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Two years ago, yes ... that is correct. I was watching it on iTunes, at the time, thanks to this article. And I forget the blonde girl's name, right at the moment, it's "Susan" I believe, she's definitely my favourite on that show.
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Old June 5 2014, 12:56 AM   #25
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I shouldn't be flip, I'm glad you saw Coupling and that BBC America brought it to you however circuitously. I wish BBC America still showed all that great programming that it once did. There was once a wealth of variety on the channel when it debuted.
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Old June 5 2014, 02:10 AM   #26
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Why doesn't all other services/channels get TNG in HD? Doesn't CBS want to finally do away with those ugly SD masters for good?
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Old June 5 2014, 03:01 AM   #27
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Why doesn't all other services/channels get TNG in HD? Doesn't CBS want to finally do away with those ugly SD masters for good?
They likely charge a premium for the HD masters currently. So broadcasters/streamers can pay to carry either SD or HD versions depending on what they're willing to pay. Amazon Prime probably has exclusive streaming rights for the foreseeable future.
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Old June 5 2014, 03:32 AM   #28
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Why doesn't all other services/channels get TNG in HD? Doesn't CBS want to finally do away with those ugly SD masters for good?
They likely charge a premium for the HD masters currently. So broadcasters/streamers can pay to carry either SD or HD versions depending on what they're willing to pay. Amazon Prime probably has exclusive streaming rights for the foreseeable future.
It can't be 100% exclusive because Hulu Plus also has some seasons in HD. Amazon has the most however.

I think it has to do with contracts and when current contracts with CBS are up and/or when the streaming provider decides it's worth it to renegotiate for the new HD versions.
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Old June 5 2014, 05:01 AM   #29
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Wow, I was watching TNG on BBC America this week and didn't even notice that they were HD episodes. In fact, I specifically remember wondering if they were gonna air the new HD episodes, lol!
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Old June 5 2014, 03:47 PM   #30
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Wow, I was watching TNG on BBC America this week and didn't even notice that they were HD episodes. In fact, I specifically remember wondering if they were gonna air the new HD episodes, lol!
Only "Encounter...", "The Naked Now" and "Code of Honor" were in HD.
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