BLURAY hype

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by JesterFace, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. JesterFace

    JesterFace Captain Captain

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    How interested are you of the new format? Honestly, I'm not.

    We haven't had Star Trek on DVD for that long, I'm not that interested in these new ones... I feel it's just something that will be replaced at some point by even superior format. So for now, I'm going to keep watching my DVDs and see how much better the next version is. Also, it's a lot of money spent on TOS, TNG, DS9, VGR and ENT DVDs...

    Kind of like PlayStations, I might be getting old but I still can play and watch DVDs with PS2, PS4 is coming so I've skipped 3... maybe I'll wait for PS5? Same thing with VHS - DVD - bluray - ???
     
  2. feek61

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    Honestly I am VERY interested in getting the series in the best possible quality. To watch a DVD on a 50+ HDTV verses a Blu-Ray on the same; there is a world of difference. The additional detail that you can see to me is well worth the price (of each new format).

    When it comes out on 4K I will be waiting.
     
  3. bbailey861

    bbailey861 Admiral Premium Member

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    This. There is a big difference from DVD to Blu-ray. That's as far as I'll go, though. I don't see 4K being in my future.
     
  4. DS9forever

    DS9forever Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    The special features on the TNG and Enterprise Blu-rays have been excellent, well worth the purchases.
     
  5. BillJ

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    I love my Blu-ray's. A gigantic leap forward from DVD if one is concerned with picture and audio quality.
     
  6. Toxteth O´Grady

    Toxteth O´Grady Captain Captain

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    Blu-ray all the way. The quality of the TOS and TNG Blu-rays is absolutely stunning! Even if a more superior format does come along, I'm perfectly happy with the current one.
     
  7. MacLeod

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    There is a flaw in your logic.

    Any new format such as 4K would require another remastering to that level for example TNG was remastered at 2K suitable for HD. There is no guarantee taht they would do that.

    Hasn't ST been out on DVD for over a decade so I would hardly say it's not been around that long.

    Good luck playing PS3 games on the PS4 or 360 games on the X-Box One as they are incompatable.

    Have you seen TNG remastered?

    If not a comparison

    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZQetJVRu0I[/yt]


    Since I got myself a blu-ray I haven't looked back, the picture quality is vastly superior. Once you've gone to Blu-Ray you'll think how did I ever manage with DVD.
     
  8. Melakon

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    I'm on dvds currently (bought my first one around 2008), and still have old vhs tapes I sometimes watch. I have no interest in converting to Blu-Ray but that's primarily due to financial reasons. If I were making the kind of money I was in the 1980s, I'd be on board for sure. Back then I would drop $400 on a vcr without thinking about it if one broke down. These days, I can't afford the cost of having to buy a new tv, sound system, player, and finally a disk to even consider it.
     
  9. MacLeod

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    That's fair enough Melakon, I upgraded to DVD from VHS some 12 years ago and to blu-ray about 3 years ago.
     
  10. Melakon

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    It's just economics for me. My only income is disability, and that's about a third of what I made in 1990. I loved watching television for decades, but I can't pick up even local channels now.
     
  11. BillJ

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    I'm sure 4K will be great. But I'm with you, I'm not sure with my eyesight that I would get much out of it.
     
  12. Daveros

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    I'm not a Star Trek fan, it was something my family used to watch that never interested me, save for what I saw of DS9 (I enjoyed the Wallace Shawn ones hugely when they were on), but I picked up TNG S1 on Blu-ray on a whim after hearing about its very successful remaster.

    I am now, for the first time, actually watching everything and enjoying it. I have all the TNG, ENT, TOS and Films on Blu-ray and am (slowly) making my way through. I joined this board to read about TNG S1 audio issues and only posted originally because I wanted to add my support to the DS9 on Blu-ray thread.

    I do want DS9 on Blu, I want to watch it properly and enjoy again the episodes I remember watching with my family. If they don't release it, I am not going to bother with the DVDs - it'll just remain where it is now to me, nostalgia. HD is the only thing that caught my attention, and the only reason I am here today.
     
  13. tomalak301

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    I thought overall the special features on the DVDs were crap, so when I saw the TNG season 1 special features, that was the selling point to get the blu rays. I also like the clear images and better sound, but if DS9 and Voyager goes to blu ray, I hope we get special features that are of TNG quality. I love behind the scenes stuff with my favorite shows and I'm sure there are so many great behind the scenes stuff that DS9 and VOY could provide.

    Another reason to get DS9 is my DVD sets are already falling apart. Whoever decided to put those together did a shitty job and hopefully the Blus will rectify that problem.
     
  14. The Wormhole

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    While Blu-ray looks nice, I only buy it for new purchases, I rarely double-dip on something I already own on DVD. Although, I'm not opposed to getting double-dipped Blu-rays as gifts.

    As far as Trek goes, the only Blu-ray I bought was STID, while I got all three seasons of TOS as gifts.
     
  15. Push The Button

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    Sometimes they're a little too good, as in being able to see imperfections and mistakes that you never would have noticed during the original first-run broadcast, or the reruns on your old NTSC set.
     
  16. bbailey861

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    That's exactly my reason as well, the eyesight. I was in a Sony Store looking at the 4K TVs. Yes, it was very good, but the difference between that and Blu-ray, IMHO, was negligible. I'm in my 50s now and my eyesight will only continue to get worse as the years fly by.
     
  17. NewHorizon

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    I wouldn't exactly call Bluray a new format. It has been around for something like 10 years now.
     
  18. trevanian

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    Given how good BRs look on 50-60" tvs, I think 4K is only going to be significant if you've got a 75-100" set.
     
  19. MacLeod

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    100" sounds great. :)
     
  20. bbailey861

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    Good point.