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

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Old July 13 2014, 09:09 PM   #1
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I have a question about DVDs editions

I have a question about DVDs editions I don't have any yet bad Trekkie I know but which one is the one to get

I am thinking about getting these

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BHWG1AI/...I1KP86JGYZVL4K

but these are single seasons but I think it slim packs

I heard bad things about this complete series set

http://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Next...ext+generation

you can read them in that link

these are the first dvds release

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00005Y1NF/...I3SD3VA79BH5HW

some say this was the best but it looks like it takes alot of shelf space if I get all 7 seasons

does anyone have all and can tell me the ones to get
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Old July 13 2014, 10:48 PM   #2
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Re: I have a question about DVDs editions

Why not the Blu-rays? Players are cheap, and the season sets aren't much more than the DVDs.
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Old July 13 2014, 11:00 PM   #3
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Re: I have a question about DVDs editions

It's all the same discs, no matter what the packaging... but I would strongly advise against purchasing the DVDs, no matter how attractive the price may look. $168 might sound like a good price for all seven seasons, but consider what you'd be purchasing: two decade (and older) NTSC video dubs transferred to DVD. Frankly, they look terrible. It would be far, far better to buy the Blu-rays.

Season One is currently $45.99 at Amazon, but it dropped to as low as $31.49 just a few months ago. Seasons Two, Three, Four & Five were also $45.99 at that time. If you wait, I'm sure Season One will be around $31.49 again, and you can pick up each season as they come down to that price. The combined Season 1-7 pack will likely be the individual seasons shrink wrapped together and will probably be around $399.99 in December when Season Seven comes out, so there's no reason to wait. Just set aside some money and buy them as they come down to a price you can afford.
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Old July 14 2014, 04:44 AM   #4
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Re: I have a question about DVDs editions

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It's all the same discs, no matter what the packaging... but I would strongly advise against purchasing the DVDs, no matter how attractive the price may look. $168 might sound like a good price for all seven seasons, but consider what you'd be purchasing: two decade (and older) NTSC video dubs transferred to DVD. Frankly, they look terrible. It would be far, far better to buy the Blu-rays.

Season One is currently $45.99 at Amazon, but it dropped to as low as $31.49 just a few months ago. Seasons Two, Three, Four & Five were also $45.99 at that time. If you wait, I'm sure Season One will be around $31.49 again, and you can pick up each season as they come down to that price. The combined Season 1-7 pack will likely be the individual seasons shrink wrapped together and will probably be around $399.99 in December when Season Seven comes out, so there's no reason to wait. Just set aside some money and buy them as they come down to a price you can afford.
I second this. The picture quality of the DVD's is pretty bad.
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Old July 14 2014, 05:22 AM   #5
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Re: I have a question about DVDs editions

And the DVD's don't have NEARLY the amount of Special Features that the Blu-Ray's have.
That and the Best Buy ones had exclusive Bonus Disks which is why I never bought the DVD's, because Best Buy had outrageous prices for them.

Though the Star Treks weren't nearly as bad as The X-Files dvd sets.
Here on Long Island, The X-Files were $199.99 per season.
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Old July 14 2014, 05:24 AM   #6
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Re: I have a question about DVDs editions

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I have a question about DVDs editions I don't have any yet bad Trekkie I know but which one is the one to get

I am thinking about getting these

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BHWG1AI/...I1KP86JGYZVL4K

but these are single seasons but I think it slim packs

I heard bad things about this complete series set

http://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Next...ext+generation

you can read them in that link

these are the first dvds release

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00005Y1NF/...I3SD3VA79BH5HW

some say this was the best but it looks like it takes alot of shelf space if I get all 7 seasons

does anyone have all and can tell me the ones to get

I bought them Season by Season when they first came out, and they were just fine on my normal DVD player...

...but fairly recently, I discovered Blu Ray...my fellow posters are absolutely correct...wait for the 7 Season Blu Ray to come out...you will be glad you did...my Blu Ray player was less that $150 (gift) and it will play your other DVDs...
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Old July 19 2014, 02:20 AM   #7
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Re: I have a question about DVDs editions

I don't have a Bluray player is the new dvds any better than previous ones is it organized better labeled
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I don't have a Bluray player is the new dvds any better than previous ones is it organized better labeled
I can't speak to the packaging, but it is the same transfer as the previous DVD's.
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Re: I have a question about DVDs editions

thanks for the info and opinions
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