Originally Posted by KBMAN
who's the troll? I think many aspects of the boxset are worthy, without taking out a magnophirne glass to look at them. I'm just happy with what I have and I think that you should as well....I know you want the 'cake and eat it too', but in the real world we cannot expect that.......
Oh yes, congratulations on appealing to discredit the premise you don't agree with by attempting to marginalize it by associating it with false extremes.
Pros of the BR release.
1. HD audio.
2. Some nice new extras.
Cons of the BR release.
1. Rubbish video quality.
-Sourced from ancient 2K scans.
-Slathered on superfluous DNR that robbed what detail those transfers did have. As evidenced from the HD trailers and the reality of the DNR is clearly visible during conventional viewing conditions. Plus the DNR defeats the whole purpose and benefits of 1080P HD upgrade.
-Inaccurate and destructive contrast adjustments that crushes shadow detail and causes blooming along with cartoonish color rendition.
++The greatest irony is of course the films would have looked better if those old transfers had not been "Remastered".
**Even though the Khan transfer is the best of the bunch in respects to detail it's color timing has been skewed to the bluish end of the spectrum.
2. Unnecessary supposed 7.1 mixes.
3. Rather limited number of new extra content.
4. Did not included a proper remaster of the DC of TMP.
5. Asinine cover art. Yes I went there and in the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter but one could argue why don't they just slap the name of the film in bold black text on a white background.
In regards to TNG, I hope they do go about remastering the entire series but they better not cheap out on the digital effects with chintzy models.
Hopefully all the original negatives will be available for this endeavor but I believe it would not be practical or viable to open the frame from 1.33:1 to say 1.78:1. One reason aside from visible production seams is the show was shot and framed for 1.33:1 and if opened up actors are going to be primarily positioned in the central area of the frame.