Worth upgrading to Blu Ray?

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by PaddyRyan1706, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. RColtrane

    RColtrane Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Stunt doubles??? No way!! Kirk is very macho and he does not need stunt doubles, as you can 'clearly' see in this post:
    https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/kirk-amazing-fight-techniques.286146/
     
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  2. Haggis and tatties

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    YES, and the movie collection can be had quite cheaply these days so will worth the purchase, and the quailty over DVD is night and day, and i have a 100in projector screen and projector and TMP BR looks phenomenal, as do the rest of the movies, even on a normal size TV, the big screen just add that cinema oomph to what is a already cracking transfer, so they are well worth a purchase if you ask me.
     
  3. Herbert

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    The one big issue I've encountered with any DVDs on a Blu Ray player is the sound. In some cases, I have to crank the sound way up in order to hear anything.
     
  4. Kor

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    If you have an HDTV, then regular DVDs will suffer from upscaling. I want the picture quality to be crystal clear. The only time I buy DVDs anymore is if the movie or TV show is not available on blu ray.

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  5. USS Belmont

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    The TWOK DE Blu-ray is a revelation on my 55” 4K TV! WOW! No interest in upgrading the rest...
     
  6. Mage

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    That depends on your tv. There will always be a little bit of upscaling, but a lot of the enhancements can be turned off on both your player and your screen. I have EVERYTHING turned off, and watching dvd's on my 4K tv and blurayplayer only looks a bit grainy at times, but no weird effects or whatever.
     
  7. BillJ

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    Might as well get them before they go out of print. These are probably the best transfers of the first ten Star Trek films that we are going to get.
     
  8. Indysolo

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    I've got to imagine 4k releases will happen at some point.

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  9. Mr. Laser Beam

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    You literally can't avoid upscaling. If that did not exist, then viewing standard definition DVDs on a HDTV would result in a tiny postage-stamp-sized image surrounded by a foot or more of black bars on all sides.

    And I have found that HDTVs are always better at upscaling than any DVD/BR player ever could be. If your player supports it, always disable the player's upscaling (select "original source" or "original resolution" or whatever your player calls it) and let the TV do the work.
     
  10. Mage

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    Better phrased than I did, but that's what I ment, yes. On my tv though, I have also turned off all the extra options for 'enhancements'. Having that turned off, plus the blurayplayer's upscaling, and you're done.
     
  11. Smellmet

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    Interesting. I've always used PS3/4 as my blu ray players, if I turn off the upscaling feature on these will the TV do it in it's place then? My TV is a little on the old side, nearly 11 years in fact. It's still a 42 inch Phillips LCD, but it's a 720p/1080i model not 1080p.
     
  12. Mage

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    Imagine being the keyword here. Not trying to sound like a dick, sorry. But this is what the DS9 on bluray-thread has become. "I think and feel it should happen, so it will."

    Star Trek simply isn't THAT marketable.
     
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  13. BillJ

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    Is 4K anything more than a niche though? I've owned a 4K TV and player for a year, and have two 4K movies (Star Trek Beyond and Wonder Woman).
     
  14. Indysolo

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    The first 10 Star Trek movies were completed on film and can have 4K scans made. This is nothing like DS9, which was completed on video and would have to go through post-production a second time.

    And 4K is the new standard. It'll happen.

    Neil
     
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  15. Kor

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    I thought I read in another thread that TWOK is already available in 4K. But apparently that hasn't actually been released on disc yet, only on iTunes.

    Anyway, even with better than 20/20 vision, I can't really discern the difference between 1080p and 4k unless it's a gigantic television and I'm standing about five feet away. So I think I'll be sticking with "standard" blu-ray for quite some time.

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  16. Scribble

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    I can see a huge difference, between 1080p and 4k and I have WAY less than 20/20 vision.

    That said, I will ALWAYS search for higher resolution, especially if it's a subject that I'd like to get reference images from (such as TWOK so I can better read the labels and model the bridge in 3d).
     
  17. BillJ

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    I thought that too. I got Star Trek Beyond on UHD Disc. Watched it the first time on my 50" set, looked spectacular. Second time, I accidentally put in the Blu-ray, and I could definitely tell a difference. The picture was softer.
     
  18. Turd Ferguson

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    I don't have the world's best vision, but since I got my OLED tv, anything I watch in 4K looks absolutely STUNNING. Blu-Ray looks good too, but it looks doesn't look as sharp. Like you're looking through someone else's glasses that has almost the same prescription as you, but not quite. You haven't lived until you've watched Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond in 4K. I'd like to imagine one day I'll be able to see Star Treks I - X in 4K, but I'm not holding my breath.
     
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  20. Smellmet

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    Are you even going to be physically able to tell the difference? I've got a new 5K imac at work and no matter how closely I look at the screen I cannot see the pixels.