On Tuesday, which version of ST:XI will you buy?

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by B.C., Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Chrisisall

    Chrisisall Commodore Commodore

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    Ever see "They Live"?;)
     
  2. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I have, yes, but what does Wal-Mart specifically have to do with that? Did they censor its DVD release?
     
  3. OdoWanKenobi

    OdoWanKenobi Admiral Admiral

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    I'm going to have to wait at least 3 weeks or so before I buy it. I'm in the process of buying an HDTV and Blu-Ray player right now. But when I do have them, Star Trek will be my first Blu-Ray, alongside Up.
     
  4. Clancy_s

    Clancy_s Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Standard bluray, bought 26/10.

    You're assumptions are showing: we're not all in the US. :alienblush:
     
  5. BillJ

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    If you're only talking about pixels the above is true. But even at 26", Blu-Ray whips DVD in richness of color and quality of sound. AVSForum gave the Blu-ray a '100' for audio. No way the DVD will match that. :)
     
  6. Coloratura

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    As someone with a 23" 720p HDTV, I can wholeheartedly vouch for that. The difference is very noticeable.

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  7. BillJ

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    As far as price goes... I don't really think that's a barrier anymore either. I picked up a 40" 1080p set for $568, a Magnavox Blu-Ray player for $148 and a Home Theater-in-a-Box for $149 to upgrade from my 32" 720p set and PS3 for under a grand in anticipation of Star Trek. God, I'm a geek! :guffaw:
     
  8. Coloratura

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    I got my HDTV a little over a year ago, and paid $150, which isn't bad. It's an AOC, and it works great. Picture is terrific, audio is, well, it's alright, but the visual aspect is great.

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  9. cubbie

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    Preordered the Walmart Blu-ray version. Now trying to wait patiently.
     
  10. BillJ

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    After upgrading I popped in the Blu-Ray of 2010. Impressive is an understatement. Even at 2 channel you'd be suprised at how good your sound can be just patching it through a regular stereo which is what I did before getting the HTIB.
     
  11. CommanderRaytas

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    I would have bought it, but I have a feeling my parents are gonna get it for me for Christmas.
     
  12. Illinoisguy1

    Illinoisguy1 Ensign Red Shirt

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    Target Enterprise case (2-disc dvd). I may also buy the Blu-Ray Enterprise case so I can have that and not put it together. As well as have the Blu-Ray when I do upgrade asap.
     
  13. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Well, I splurged this morning and paid $30 for this GPX home stereo system with line input and remote. The sound is much, much better than the tin can, tinny sound I got from my HDTV.

    [​IMG]

    All of this for the new movie! :lol:
    (By the way, the image on the screen is the trailer for Star Trek XI off the ST:FC Blu-ray).

    J.
     
  14. CommanderRaytas

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    The image made me squee. I hope you're happy.
     
  15. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    I'm happy. :D

    While I'm at it, here's Star Trek: First Contact on my 720p HDTV. I own the Blu-ray and the DVD version and figured I'd show it to people who were on the fence. It may make a difference and it may not, but I offer a little help.

    Anyhoo, here they are. Now the DVD is being upconverted (Blu-ray players upconvert DVDs) so the image quality is definitely better than a standard DVD player. That being said:


    Blu-ray:
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    DVD:
    [​IMG]


    J.
     
  16. Trekker4747

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    That doesn't even begin to do BD justice.
     
  17. MvRojo

    MvRojo Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The one thing I noticed just going through a bit of FC when I got it was, you see so much more detail in the background. It almost felt like I was watching a totally different movie.
     
  18. MvRojo

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    Oh, and btw, I decided to pick up the 1-disc barebones DVD (got it for $9.49 on Amazon) just to have something to take to show to people who haven't seen the movie and haven't upgraded to BD yet.
     
  19. Coloratura

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    Sorry, I can't afford a 1080p HDTV. :confused:


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  20. CommanderRaytas

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    Don't be sad, honey, I'm still squeeing. :)

    The difference is mind-boggling. But I still love my dvds.