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

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Old July 14 2007, 04:24 AM   #46
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Re: HD experts, help an idiot!

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TNG wasn't filmed in widescreen so it shouldn't be presented in widescreen.
So, as viewer sophistication grows to where everyone owns and watches widescreen TV, they will choose to ignore shows that don't match up with their equipment, or at least find that they just don't watch it as often.

I have several favourite LPs not available as CDs and, as much as I love them, they are simply too much trouble to play in LP format. Cleaning them with anti-static clothes, getting up halfway through to flip the disk, being careful with storage to avoid warping...

Just as people found themselves no longer playing mono records on their stereos, replacing beloved LPs with CD version, watching early b/w episodes of "Gilligan's Island" in syndication when the laters seasons were in colour, or buying colourized "Bewitched" boxed DVD sets in preference to the b/w sets right beside them.

If Paramount aims DVD product only at the purists, they'll go under.
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Old July 14 2007, 04:41 AM   #47
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Re: HD experts, help an idiot!

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That's kind of the point, Baba, they'd pretty much have to remake every episode from scratch. Re-edit it, re make and insert SFX and then they'd have the episodes.
That's exactly what they're doing with TOS. And given that they're willing to put all that work into *that* series, it stands to reason they'll do it all over again for the others.
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Old July 14 2007, 06:06 AM   #48
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Re: HD experts, help an idiot!

There's very little re-editing being done to the Original Series. With few exceptions it amounts to replacing special effects shots, mostly the views of the Enterprise in space or orbiting a planet. That's typically about one minute of work per episode in a half-dozen or so shots. The live-action footage isn't being re-framed or re-edited (apart from syndication cuts).
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Old July 14 2007, 07:36 PM   #49
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Re: HD experts, help an idiot!

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Rear Projection. The manual for it specifically said to avoid watching TV in 4:3 mode too much.
Yeah, I previously owned a 43" RP HD TV. It does say to avoid watching 4:3 mode more than 10% of the time.
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Old July 16 2007, 06:03 PM   #50
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Re: HD experts, help an idiot!

I'm wondering, Mods, since this topic (possibility of TNG in HD) comes up every other week, should it be a sticky at the top of the TNG forum? Otherwise, somebody ends up having to explain all the details about film, HD, and how TNG was created. Maybe we can post all these details in a sticky.

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Old July 29 2007, 10:13 AM   #51
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Based on the story at Trekmovie.com...there's test footage out there of TNG-HD. Anyone know anything about it?

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Old July 29 2007, 08:10 PM   #52
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Re: HD experts, help an idiot!

Has anyone ever seen pics/scans of some original film reel from TNG?
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Old August 4 2007, 08:02 PM   #53
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That wouldn't be a bad idea - to see the original film, in comparison to what we saw on screen. Then we can see if there's additional information that was cut, what the original size of the film was, etc.

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Old August 4 2007, 09:12 PM   #54
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It would be nice to see Star Trek in the letter box, or what we call today HD TV
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Old August 7 2007, 05:22 AM   #55
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Re: HD experts, help an idiot!

DarkHelmet said:
Trekker4747 said:
Rear Projection. The manual for it specifically said to avoid watching TV in 4:3 mode too much.
Yeah, I previously owned a 43" RP HD TV. It does say to avoid watching 4:3 mode more than 10% of the time.
That's retarded. I can understand it's a hardware limitation, but it's still stupid.
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Old August 7 2007, 06:43 AM   #56
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^ I don't get this. I have a tube HDTV set. Nothing burns in like a tube set. I watch mostly 4:3 broadcasts in windowboxing, with the bars on the side. I've owned it for 6 years. There is no burn-in.

This is the biggest reason the bars are grey, not black. This avoids burn-in.
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Old August 11 2007, 11:23 PM   #57
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Re: HD experts, help an idiot!

I don't know if this has posted yet, but ex-astris-scientia.org has wrote an article about this issue:

http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/in...ent_vs_tng.htm
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Old August 11 2007, 11:57 PM   #58
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Good article, only one new thing in it that we haven't talked about, but its an interesting one: they widened the TNG footage slightly to fit the frame as there seemingly wasn't enough to fill the whole 16x9 frame without cropping too much at the top.
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Old August 12 2007, 02:52 AM   #59
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Good article, only one new thing in it that we haven't talked about, but its an interesting one: they widened the TNG footage slightly to fit the frame as there seemingly wasn't enough to fill the whole 16x9 frame without cropping too much at the top.
There's an obvious difference in the quality, and if the FX match up to the clarity and detail of the ENT shots, then STNG will only look better.

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