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Old June 5 2014, 05:15 PM   #31
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I have a healthy downstream of 6-9Mbps, and Netflix struggles to stream beyond 480p.

You need a connection of at least 15mbps for Netflix HD to work properly.
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Old June 5 2014, 11:57 PM   #32
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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.
It's like the channel was only given the first disc of the blu-ray set. Heck, they seemed to be airing it picture boxed in the SD channel as well, as if they don't have a copy of the episodes without the pillar boxes unlike Hulu.
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Old June 6 2014, 12:54 AM   #33
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It's like the channel was only given the first disc of the blu-ray set. Heck, they seemed to be airing it picture boxed in the SD channel as well, as if they don't have a copy of the episodes without the pillar boxes unlike Hulu.
Seems like they're going to run the "new" episodes four-at-a-time on Tuesday nights. It would be silly to dump them all out at once.
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Old June 6 2014, 02:14 PM   #34
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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.
I watched the end of "Code of Honor" and didn't even notice any difference!
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Old June 6 2014, 04:49 PM   #35
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I watched the end of "Code of Honor" and didn't even notice any difference!
If you have an HDTV and receive BBC America in HD and didn't notice a difference, it may be time to visit an optometrist appointment. Before you mistake an onion for an apple.
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Old June 12 2014, 03:05 AM   #36
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Just curious. Are they showing the proper aspect ratio, or are they blowing up the picture to make a faux-widescreen like they do with SD episodes?
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Old June 12 2014, 03:32 AM   #37
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They're showing them in proper aspect ratio, refreshingly.
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Old June 12 2014, 08:15 AM   #38
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I finally got a chance to catch a couple episodes last night. I haven't bought any of the Blu-rays, so this was my first exposure to the remaster (aside from clips online). Beautiful! CBS Digital did a tremendous job remastering the show. During the credits I found myself looking to the corner for that ubiquitous blue glow, only to be pleasantly surprised to find it gone.
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Old June 16 2014, 05:43 PM   #39
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During the credits I found myself looking to the corner for that ubiquitous blue glow, only to be pleasantly surprised to find it gone.

haha I did as well when the first season set came out.

I think it might have been a visual artifact of the titling overlay system they used way back.
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Old June 17 2014, 11:01 PM   #40
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During the credits I found myself looking to the corner for that ubiquitous blue glow, only to be pleasantly surprised to find it gone.

haha I did as well when the first season set came out.

I think it might have been a visual artifact of the titling overlay system they used way back.
Star Trek II has that to this day.
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Old June 18 2014, 12:13 AM   #41
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Star Trek II has that to this day.
It does? I'm not seeing it.
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Old June 18 2014, 12:50 AM   #42
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Star Trek II has that to this day.
It does? I'm not seeing it.
I never noticed it on the DVD or VHS versions, but it's quite jarring the first time you watch the blu ray edition.
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Old June 26 2014, 11:01 AM   #43
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. 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.
Nah. Jeff is the best, for laughs...Sally is the best looker.
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Old June 26 2014, 02:03 PM   #44
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One of the rare times the UK gets things earlier/better than America - we have 2x HD episodes (seasons 1-5) on every weeknight as part of 'Star Trek Zone' on SyFy.

"A Matter of Time" in HD was on last night; it looked great.
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Old July 23 2014, 02:44 AM   #45
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So I guess the first season was the only one they had in HD, because they stopped with "The Neutral Zone" and now there's no longer a Tuesday evening block for HD episodes. Disappointing. Looking at their schedule for other TNG timeslots, I'm not understanding why they're scheduling things they way they do. The next episodes to air will be going from later S5 episodes to early S6 episodes. Okay. But then there's S7 episodes, going back to the beginning of S5 episodes and then S6 episodes and so on. It's such a mess. Can't they just air episodes in order like any other decent channel, or is this the approach all stations go for with blocks of shows?
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