do the bluray releases make tng more watchable?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by tmosler, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Hober Mallow

    Hober Mallow Commodore Commodore

    Maybe the Mona Lisa would appeal more to a younger crowd if the top and bottom of it were chopped off.
  2. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    Mr. Laser Beam is in the visitor's bullpen
    Since the picture quality no longer sucks, I'd say hell yeah, TNG-R makes the show more watchable!!

    iTunes is starting to get TNG-R, but that's not streaming, as such.
  3. King Bob!

    King Bob! Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 30, 2001
    I'd be more in favor of making her topless. :p

    SPCTRE Badass Admiral

    Nov 26, 2008
    Of course it's still the same show on Blu-ray, yadda yadda, but I have to stress one thing:

    The TNG DVDs look god-awful on a large, modern HDTV. God-awful.

    Personally speaking, that fact certainly does make TNG less (re-)watchable.
  5. Robert Comsol

    Robert Comsol Commodore Commodore

    Sep 10, 2012
    USS Berlin
    I think there is a major difference. The Mona Lisa is the art of painting, TNG is the art of entertainment and storytelling.

  6. OneBuckFilms

    OneBuckFilms Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Mar 7, 2008
    Given the Blu's, I have no reason to go to streaming for these, so they are free to take their time in updating their catalog. :)
  7. RAMA

    RAMA Admiral Admiral

    Dec 13, 1999
    NJ, USA
    I think seeing it how it would have been intended if they didn't have to transfer it to video is a major change in the presentation of the show. Sure the story doesn't change, but in terms of watchability...yeah it's more watchable. In particular, I always knew the color wasn't correct from seeing photos, and I knew the resolution was somewhat subpar even with SD TV, but I'm not sure I was ready for how clear the show looked instead of fuzzy, especially early seasons.
  8. urbankringle

    urbankringle Commodore Commodore

    Dec 3, 2013
    Sickbay, dammit.
    I remember being blown away at the quality of the effects in 1987. So much better than what was available for TV in the 60s. That the original resolution is considered "unwatchable" now is baffling to me.

    Then again, I prefer the original TOS episodes to the remastered versions. I must be getting old. :/
  9. SpHeRe31459

    SpHeRe31459 Captain Captain

    Apr 9, 2013
    Sacramento, CA
    You're right about the quality of effects, they are amazing, it was just hidden under a veneer of generational analog editing/duplication issues. The remastering of TNG proves, that when the original filmed elements are reconstructed in a modern digital video editing pipeline they look amazing.

    As TV sizes have gotten larger and the resolution has increased, TNG has gotten much harder to watch. The inherent issues with the way they post-produced the series on video tape is greatly exacerbated on a 60" HDTV for example.
  10. Hober Mallow

    Hober Mallow Commodore Commodore

    The remastered versions are the original versions. Are you talking about the new FX verses the old FX?
  11. Tracer Bullet

    Tracer Bullet Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Feb 3, 2005
    IND Crosstown
    This is exactly right. Standard definition TNG looks okay streaming on my iPad 2. It would look even better on a 19-inch tube TV. It looks horrid on my 50-inch HDTV.

    If you own an HDTV, the Blu-rays of TNG add so much to the experience of watching the show, it's not even funny.
  12. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    Great Britain
    Well the best way is to see the difference.