Are the Blu-Rays Worth It?

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Antonovus, May 14, 2019.

  1. tomswift2002

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    Sorry, but I found Samsung’s quality really took a nosedive about 15 years ago. After 2 set top DVD-Recorders and a Blu-Ray Player only lasted about 1.5 years each (I even had one serviced under warranty and it still died a year after servicing) I left Samsung and went to Sony, and for the past 10 years I’ve been using a Sony PS3 for Blu-Ray and DVD playback and a Sony DVD-Recorder for TV recording. And I bought both between 2009 & 2011.

    But with the TOS Blu-Rays there is one drawback: the Starfleet Access special Feature for “The Galileo Seven” was not ported to the Blu-Ray for some reason, and that remained as a HD-DVD exclusive! As far as I’m aware that bonus has never re-appeared anywhere else.
     
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  2. Mytran

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    Do you mind if I ask which Sony Blu Ray players you've used yourself which don't demonstrate that flaw?
    There's quite a lot of "BDP S6700" on Ebay at the moment and was thinking of going after one of them.
    I checked the manual for the model and there's nothing concrete about the "angle" icon in them, just general indications under the "display" settings so I'd rather get it right first time.
     
  3. The Warlord

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    My Sony is DMP-BD75 and has no issues with branching, no icons etc. Region 2.
     
  4. johnnybear

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    I've always said that companies went into DVD and later Blu-Ray without fully understanding the concept! If they knew what they were doing there wouldn't have been all these errors on discs and the players over the years and they wouldn't have had to reimburse consumers or send out any corrected versions from time to time! Damn that alien technology from Area 51!!! :angryrazz:
    JB
     
  5. Mytran

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    That's quite an interesting "Sony" you've got there! :guffaw:
    Unfortunately this model is too wide for the space I have available, but its food for thought, thanks :techman:
     
  6. Doug Otte

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    I've owned several models (maybe S390 and S790 - can't remember). I currently use an UBP-X800. But, I think all have the same basic features, including turning off notifications when the layer changes or a new title starts.
     
  7. TREK_GOD_1

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    You think that's bad? In the 90s, I was buying the TOS laserdiscs (2-episodes per disc), and while it seems like it would not take up much space, 42 discs--in addition to the ton of non-Trek films I had in the format--became a wall, looking like some disc jockey's studio from the 60s. In comparison, the Blu Rays not only have the quality, but for those with storage concerns, its not going to put you out of house and home like the VHS, Beta and laserdisc formats.

    Yep.
     
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  8. Mytran

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    Thanks to you everyone who's offered advice on this subject
    I've popped for a basic Sony model (BDP-S1700) and the description in the manual is the same as the others, so I guess I will find out soon!
     
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  9. The Warlord

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    Oops!!
     
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  10. Phaser Two

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