Slimline blu-ray boxset?

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  1. JonTheGod

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    Does anyone know where I can buy the seemingly out-of-print UK bluray boxset? This has now been replaced with a crappy fatter box.
     
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    I'm surprised you can't find them on Amazon UK. I've had the set here in the states for four years now.
     
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    You asked where to find it. I found it. It is out of production, which means there's going to be a premium attached to it.
     
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    Yes, that's definitely expected when items go out of print. Case in point: at one time the movie "Tucker: The Man and His Dream" on DVD was in all the Wal-Mart discount bins for $5, but then it went out of print and you couldn't find it anywhere online for less than about $38. And a shrink-wrapped copy of those dreadful Ewok Adventures movies on DVD goes for about $80.

    As for the ENT blu-ray set, there's a used one on ebay UK listed as "STAR TREK ENTERPRISE THE COMPLETE JOURNEY BLU RAY." Bidding is currently at £30.00, with almost five days remaining. OP might want to keep an eye on that.
    There's also a 'Buy it Now" listing as "Star Trek Enterprise Complete Collection Series 1-4 Blu Ray Box set Season UK R2," with the price at £129.99 or best offer.

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    Aww, what? :weep: I love to watch those with my kids. They’re delightful! Especially the first one—we’re laughing the whole time. My son was 6 years old when he saw it and The Wizard of Oz, and he liked The Ewok Adventure better. :techman:

    BTW, tell me the theme music isn’t inspired by Star Trek!
     
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    Two of the most difficult movies to sit through, I kept falling asleep. Soooo dull.
     
  11. Boris Skrbic

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    Who needs the boxset when one can just (re)watch the show in streaming HD and be done with it for the foreseeable future?
     
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    Because I prefer physical media over streaming and lack of actual ownership.

    Since the original post, I have sourced the slimline boxset via eBay that wasn't exorbitantly overpriced or subject to import fees.
     
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  13. Boris Skrbic

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    Why? HD is usually just fine over typical broadband.

    You don’t own the actual show, so it’s a matter of choosing between a format of slightly higher quality that takes up space and is prone to obsolescence and all kinds of irreversible physical damage, as opposed to one that self-upgrades behind the scenes and allows you to pay for when actually need to watch the show.

    There are other considerations like valuable extras, of course, but on the whole it’s just not worth it for ENT — I bought S4 on Blu-ray and saw the rest on Netflix when it was introduced here. In the end it’s just ENT, an OK but fairly tired addition to the canon.
     
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    Just no. Disc is just a better experience all the way around.

    Obsolescence? In my house, I have a half-dozen Blu-ray players and two 4K disc players. I'm not worried about not having a way to play the discs. Even if they were to all simultaneously break, Ebay is a great resource for parts and new players.

    Heck, you can even get CED players there.

    I own a copy that the IP holder can't take back on a whim.

    To you. There are folks out there that Enterprise is their favorite Trek.
     
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  15. Boris Skrbic

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    All other things being equal, it is.

    I was talking about damage to discs, which are harder to replace than players (as in this example, since they could easily arrive damaged, and the risk increases the more there are).

    And you can usually track one down in case of a Star Trek streaming apocalypse, but what the IP holder can also do is release an upgrade (eg. Blu-ray vs DVD) that makes you never feel like watching the obsolescent version again: then it’s destined for storage or mere display. (Admittedly that’s unlikely to happen for ENT, since the most they could do is rescan the parts of the series shot on film and upgrade the VFX to 4K, maybe apply HDR if we really push this into hypothetical territory.)
     
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    I've never had issues with getting replacements for something that arrived damaged. Heck, when TNG season one arrived on Blu-ray, there were audio issues with several of the discs. CBS quickly sent new discs to affected customers and a nice little card.

    We're getting to the edge of what the human eye can perceive. So picture quality "upgrades" are going to be something that becomes fewer and fewer as we progress.

    Besides, it is Star Trek. I remember I used to use rabbit ears (antenna) to pull in the snowy signal from WAVE-TV in Louisville and WRGT-TV in Dayton, because they aired Star Trek at a time when it wasn't on here. Owning it in any format is quite a pleasure for me.
     
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    You & I are kindred spirits. I was going to post a pick of my complete collection (excluding current ongoing shows), but seems I can only post links to the internet rather than upload my own photos.
     
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    You can only upload pics to the BBS if you are a premium member. So if you're not a premium member and you want to post your own photos, then you have to use an external hosting service. I like imgbb.com, which is free.

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