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post #1741 of 2431
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Originally Posted by Geoff D View Post

Great Shatner's ghost, those widescreen caps are delicious.

Cleaned up those two new beauty shots of the Enterprise-D for those who'd like to use them as wallpapers:

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post #1742 of 2431
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Originally Posted by nathanddrews View Post

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Originally Posted by Maxwell Everett 

This is probably for streaming/broadcast similar to how TOS-R appeared on X-Box and in foreign markets
Very likely.
Well, CBS admitted the X-box thing was a mistake, they never intended the 16:9 exteriors to be interpolated with the 4:3 live action. However, CBS Action in the UK, and on Japanese television is being aired in 16:9, both exterior efx shots as well as cropped live-action. I am most intrigued by this since CBS Action is an actual unit of CBS, and have chosen to created a special 16:9 version of TOS and sell it in the UK market. I thought I sort of understood the reason for the special Japanese edition, but seeing CBS themselves makes the decision most interesting, given their choice of 4:3 for domestic TV sales, and BluRay release. That's what fueled my speculation about TNG in the first place -- that CBS did it themselves. So more than likely they would want a series 20 years newer to also have the same options. The fact that they are doing exteriors in 16:9 would be a good indicator that they also plan to create a 16:9 cropped version as well -- which is kind of sad, for all the reasons stated here previously. Cropping the TV transmitted area to 16:9 will make an already claustrophobic frame composition untenable. And from the looks of it, the cropping on TOS was not great either. Which is sort of my point, if that's what they're going to do, then do the old 14:9 compromise, with narrow black bars on the sides, and crop the 4:3 using whatever additional picture information is available on the sides. Will take a bit more work, but the series will fare better, and be truer to the original intent in the long run.
Edited by Mac128 - 7/14/12 at 10:49am
post #1743 of 2431
I like the OAR live action and 16:9 external FX shots of TOS on Xbox. Mistake or not, I didn't find it all that jarring. Space is black, so it made for a more subtle transition. You could say it was... the best of both worlds...

Anybody? Am I right? Anybody?

Is this thing on?

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post #1744 of 2431
I wonder what aspect ratio they will use for the theatrical presentations on the 23rd. Anybody heard anything?
post #1745 of 2431
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Originally Posted by Stinky-Dinkins View Post

If IGN of all places notices DNR that's not a good sign. They're usually awful at spotting technical flaws, crap has to generally be pretty blatant for them to pick up on it.
I'm pretty sure IGN doesn't know anything about anything. Some Blu-ray.com screenshots is what we need
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post #1747 of 2431
Nice. But I couldn't help wonder about this particular screen cap, it looks like we're actually seeing too much of the right frame ... Or more than we should have, or indeed would have on a CRT TV in the 1980s. Note the soft glow that washes out the right edge of the picture. I either need to see more of it to know its not a mistake, or less of it as it would have been broadcast in the overscan area.

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post #1748 of 2431
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Originally Posted by Mac128 View Post

Nice. But I couldn't help wonder about this particular screen cap, it looks like we're actually seeing too much of the right frame ... Or more than we should have, or indeed would have on a CRT TV in the 1980s. Note the soft glow that washes out the right edge of the picture. I either need to see more of it to know its not a mistake, or less of it as it would have been broadcast in the overscan area. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Yeah, not certain what's causing that glow on the right... though this is one of two anamorphically lensed shots from the episode that were designed for a pan & scan move in post (the other is Riker standing on a ledge on Delphi Ardu -- that too looked overly soft. That's why spherical lenses are preferred for chroma key compositing) so if they extracted the full Anamorphic Camera Aperture, then maybe they inadvertently picked up some haloing/blooming from the unexposed areas of the negative... or the film is damaged in some way. The original image as seen on DVD did not show quite so much image on the right (or left and bottom for that matter).
post #1749 of 2431
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Originally Posted by TyrantII View Post

Another review with lots of screencaps: http://www.blu-raydefinition.com/reviews/star-trek-the-next-generation-season-one-blu-ray-review.html
"The original English stereo mix, by contrast, is offered only in lossy Dolby Digital 2.0"

WTF happened there? It was lossless stereo on the sampler! mad.gif
post #1750 of 2431
My guess is economics of doing a 7 disc set.... which I really wish they'd reconsider for the later season....

TNG deserves the higher bitrates and more space for that lossless track.
post #1751 of 2431
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If you can't quite read it, it says $59.99 without coupon. So, make sure you bring in a DVD you don't want. smile.gif You can also get a $10 coupon if you order online and pick up in-store.
post #1752 of 2431
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Originally Posted by nathanddrews View Post

"The original English stereo mix, by contrast, is offered only in lossy Dolby Digital 2.0"
WTF happened there? It was lossless stereo on the sampler! mad.gif

Is this true? It sucks if it is.
post #1753 of 2431
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Originally Posted by Maxwell Everett View Post

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If you can't quite read it, it says $59.99 without coupon. So, make sure you bring in a DVD you don't want. smile.gif You can also get a $10 coupon if you order online and pick up in-store.

In theaters nationwide??
post #1754 of 2431
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

In theaters nationwide??

Yes. They are putting episodes 106 "Where No One Has Gone Before" & episode 114 "Datalore" on the silver screen at theaters across the country with behind the scenes footage, interviews etc... in celebration of Next Gen's 25th anniversary. Monday July 23rd ONLY!
post #1755 of 2431
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Originally Posted by tkbryant View Post

Yes. They are putting episodes 106 "Where No One Has Gone Before" & episode 114 "Datalore" on the silver screen at theaters across the country with behind the scenes footage, interviews etc... in celebration of Next Gen's 25th anniversary. Monday July 23rd ONLY!

Cool, not in the UK I am guessing
post #1756 of 2431
Is the DVD trade-in a requirement to get the Season 1 set for $59?

More importantly, where can I get a copy of this ad? The best I was able to find only goes up to 7/21. There is mentioning of "per-ordering" (for $79).

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Originally Posted by Maxwell Everett View Post

bestbuyad.jpg
If you can't quite read it, it says $59.99 without coupon. So, make sure you bring in a DVD you don't want. smile.gif You can also get a $10 coupon if you order online and pick up in-store.

Edited by jdryyz - 7/17/12 at 6:11pm
post #1757 of 2431
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Originally Posted by jdryyz View Post

Is the DVD trade-in a requirement to get the Season 1 set for $59?

$54.99 is the price with DVD Trade-in, $59.99 without.
post #1758 of 2431
Ahhh...I was thinking there was another factor involved that may have pertained to the theater screening. Sorry, cannot read the ad too well.


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$54.99 is the price with DVD Trade-in, $59.99 without.
post #1759 of 2431
It's a poorly laid out ad entirely. The placement on the right implies that season 1 is only 2 episodes plus behind-the-scenes extras.
post #1760 of 2431
Yeah, it really is confusing...there is no distinction between the Season One BluRay and the theatrical special event.
post #1761 of 2431
They had ten at one of my local Best Buys today (Burbank, CA)... bought at full price, going to price match next week.

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post #1762 of 2431
Trailer and Pictures for Season 2 on Blu-Ray:

TrekCore.com
post #1763 of 2431
They had copies of the set ahead of street date? That usually doesn't happen with something with in this category.

I will go to my local Best Buy and check it out....at least to find a copy of the ad.

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Originally Posted by Maxwell Everett View Post

They had ten at one of my local Best Buys today (Burbank, CA)... bought at full price, going to price match next week.
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post #1764 of 2431
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Originally Posted by Cap.T View Post

Trailer and Pictures for Season 2 on Blu-Ray:
TrekCore.com

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Max, you need to get us some screen rips, pronto! Have you had a chance to check it out yet? Think it's softer than the sampler?
post #1765 of 2431
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Originally Posted by Cap.T View Post

Trailer and Pictures for Season 2 on Blu-Ray:
TrekCore.com
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Originally Posted by TyrantII View Post

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Max, you need to get us some screen rips, pronto! Have you had a chance to check it out yet? Think it's softer than the sampler?

Those were me actually... sent the caps and video to TrekCore early this morning. Adam over there is about to screencap every episode... so don't worry. But give him some time though!

The episodes are somewhat softer due to the lower bitrates and smaller file sizes (looking at disc one, episodes 2 & 3 were about 8 GB and 7 GB, respectively). But they really look just fine. 13 feet back on my 8-foot screen, everything looks sharp and colorful.

I say, buy it without hesitation. I did! The "Energized!" feature is outstanding as well (only VAM I've watched so far).
post #1766 of 2431
Ok, I'm stumped. Was the ad posted earlier here a separate one found in a newspaper or something?

My local Best Buy had their print ads by the door like they usually do that are a duplicate of what I can find online in their "Weekly Ad" section.

Here's the relavent ad:

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So all indications are that they intend to sell the set for $79. I would rather get it for $59, obviously. I just do not have anything in hand to back this up.
post #1767 of 2431
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Originally Posted by jdryyz View Post

Ok, I'm stumped. Was the ad posted earlier here a separate one found in a newspaper or something?
My local Best Buy had their print ads by the door like they usually do that are a duplicate of what I can find online in their "Weekly Ad" section.
Here's the relavent ad:
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So all indications are that they intend to sell the set for $79. I would rather get it for $59, obviously. I just do not have anything in hand to back this up.

The other ad is this coming weeks ad...someone managed to post a copy of next weeks flyer early.
post #1768 of 2431
Got it. And, if I recall correctly, the new ads appear on Sunday. That's cutting it pretty close. I may not be able to cancel my Amazon order in time. smile.gif

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Originally Posted by tkbryant View Post

The other ad is this coming weeks ad...someone managed to post a copy of next weeks flyer early.
post #1769 of 2431
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Originally Posted by jdryyz View Post

Got it. And, if I recall correctly, the new ads appear on Sunday. That's cutting it pretty close. I may not be able to cancel my Amazon order in time. smile.gif

Yeah I would cancel it by tonight or the latest, early tomorrow. I've had Amazon ship my items on Saturday which makes canceling impossible of course. I will probably go with Best Buy this time too...that's a very good deal!
post #1770 of 2431
Agreed!

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Originally Posted by tkbryant View Post

Yeah I would cancel it by tonight or the latest, early tomorrow. I've had Amazon ship my items on Saturday which makes canceling impossible of course. I will probably go with Best Buy this time too...that's a very good deal!
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