DVD Query

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by The Warlord, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. The Warlord

    The Warlord Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 15, 2012
    Hi guys,

    Are all DVD releases the same, or have later releases had any clean-up?

  2. DS9forever

    DS9forever Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 3, 2007
    The DVDs released since 2003 are all the same. The upcoming DS9 documentary will have some remastered clips from the series.
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  3. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Commodore Commodore

    Dec 19, 2011
    Not much to cleanup, seeing as DS9 was edited to composite videotape, so the DVD’s and video files are all from the same sources. But the DVD’s are better as they present the show in its native 480i (you’ll get your highest quality version on DVD), whereas the video files on iTunes and Amazon and other digital sites have been poorly deinterlaced to give a faux 480p image.
  4. Tosk

    Tosk Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 7, 2001
    On the run.
    Yeah, the original (and re-issued) US DVDs are still unfortunately the best quality copies of DS9 you can get. I'd kill for new transfers, even if they were still from the tape masters. The DVDs have a lot of compression problems.
  5. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Commodore Commodore

    Dec 19, 2011
    Maybe they could do DS9 on D-VHS! The could get 4 hours of DS9 on a DF-240 (equivalent to a S-VHS ST-120) in STD mode at a CBR of 14 Mbps, or use a DF-480 at 28Mbps. :)

    Hey JVC, relaunch D-VHS, we need it for Star Trek Deep Space Nine And Star Trek Voyager!