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Star Trek TNG Season 3 Blu-ray £22.00 at Amazon

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#1
Sorry, I couldn't get an image to upload with the app...
#2
Cool I have seasons 1 , 2 and 5 but not 3 and think this is just cheap enough so bought.
#3
Not sure if TNG needs to be on Blu-Ray, must be some reason people fork out a wedge for it when you can get the full set for under 60 quid on dvd.

Anyone have a definitive reason to get these on Blu-Ray ?

Heat though, as obviously its good for collectors
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lordzaz
Not sure if TNG needs to be on Blu-Ray, must be some reason people fork out a wedge for it when you can get the full set for under 60 quid on dvd.

Anyone have a definitive reason to get these on Blu-Ray ?

Heat though, as obviously its good for collectors

The blu-rays are definitely worth getting and are significantly better than the poor picture quality DVDs. More info here ...

ST:TNG Season 3 blu ray review.
#5
Engage
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lordzaz
Not sure if TNG needs to be on Blu-Ray, must be some reason people fork out a wedge for it when you can get the full set for under 60 quid on dvd.

Anyone have a definitive reason to get these on Blu-Ray ?

Heat though, as obviously its good for collectors

Have a look at these comparison screen captures

Probably not even the best examples, but a huge difference, a very impressive restoration for the most part.
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lordzaz
Not sure if TNG needs to be on Blu-Ray, must be some reason people fork out a wedge for it when you can get the full set for under 60 quid on dvd.

Anyone have a definitive reason to get these on Blu-Ray ?

Heat though, as obviously its good for collectors

It's not just a transfer. They've totally remastered it, and completely redone all the special effects. Even the audio is now 5.1! It is worth it for anyone a fan of star trek.
#8
#9
Such a shame they kept it 4:3 when there WAS enough on left and right on the film to make it 16:9.
#10
****!The best of both worlds part 1 is the last episode so i'll have to buy season 4 too :)
#11
Yes on the dvd but in full on the blu ray is it not?.

Edited By: eastangliauk on Jun 30, 2014 22:48
#12
Very hot price, but I'm personally waiting for the complete box set. Also its great they kept it at 4:3, sure they may have filmed and had space for 16:9 but it would simply be a load of blank space or have things like set cables and microphones in the shot.
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David23
Such a shame they kept it 4:3 when there WAS enough on left and right on the film to make it 16:9.

It was filmed covering 16:9 BUT the sides were not kept clear, so there was stuff you weren't supposed to see just off to the sides like people and equipment so only way to make it 16:9 is to crop off the top and bottom so I'm glad they kept it 4:3

Interestingly X-Files was recorded the same way but they actually had the foresight to keep the sides clear so although it was originally 4:3 in the first few seasons the HD version is 16:9 as it includes what was cut off the sides
#14
lordzaz
Not sure if TNG needs to be on Blu-Ray, must be some reason people fork out a wedge for it when you can get the full set for under 60 quid on dvd.

Anyone have a definitive reason to get these on Blu-Ray ?
http://tobidornot.com/wp-uploads/photo/star-trek-tng-season-3-blu-ray.jpg
Heat though, as obviously its good for collectors

The reason would be if its completely digitally remastered... else I dont see the point.
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lordzaz
Not sure if TNG needs to be on Blu-Ray, must be some reason people fork out a wedge for it when you can get the full set for under 60 quid on dvd.

Anyone have a definitive reason to get these on Blu-Ray ?

Heat though, as obviously its good for collectors

iceman85
lordzaz
Not sure if TNG needs to be on Blu-Ray, must be some reason people fork out a wedge for it when you can get the full set for under 60 quid on dvd.

Anyone have a definitive reason to get these on Blu-Ray ?
http://tobidornot.com/wp-uploads/photo/star-trek-tng-season-3-blu-ray.jpg
Heat though, as obviously its good for collectors

The reason would be if its completely digitally remastered... else I dont see the point.

A definitive reason? Well how about the fact that these are just about the best Blu-Ray releases of any TV show ever. Here's why -

The show was shot on 35mm film but transferred to video tape for editing (because tape is cheaper and easier to work with). All the special effects were then added to the final cuts on video tape. Every time the show has been broadcast on any channel it has been from video tape. The DVD releases are video tape transfers.

Now, neither video tape nor 35mm are digital formats, so they don't have 'resolutions' per se, but if you consider that video tape only has about the same number of scan lines as DVD has vertical pixels, but 35mm film can be scanned it at just about any resolution without losing quality (even 4K doesn't even begin to cover it) you will realise that if something is available on 35mm film then it's going to be much higher quality than video tape or DVD.

Well that is where the Blu-Ray releases have come from - they've dug up the original 35mm negatives (literally - they were stored in a mine shaft) and re-created each episode from scratch, digitising and remastering them in full HD, redoing the visual effects and adding a 5.1 surround sound mix.

More effort has gone into these than possible any other Blu-Ray release ever - and it looks glorious. No one has ever seen TNG look as good as this before. We're talking about this kind of difference -

http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/star-trek-the-next-generation-blu-ray-season-1-hd-tng.jpg

Even if you're not a Star Trek fan you have to appreciate the technical achievement here!
#16
hobsgrg
David23
Such a shame they kept it 4:3 when there WAS enough on left and right on the film to make it 16:9.

It was filmed covering 16:9 BUT the sides were not kept clear, so there was stuff you weren't supposed to see just off to the sides like people and equipment so only way to make it 16:9 is to crop off the top and bottom so I'm glad they kept it 4:3

Interestingly X-Files was recorded the same way but they actually had the foresight to keep the sides clear so although it was originally 4:3 in the first few seasons the HD version is 16:9 as it includes what was cut off the sides
I'm aware that there is a HD transfer for German TV but I haven't seen it and I've only heard rumours of Blu-Ray releases. Hopefully with the success of TNG they will go back to the 35mm negatives of X-Files for Blu-Ray. I'm not sure how I feel about changing the aspect ratio - even if it was shot in 16:9 and cropped, it would have been framed with 4:3 in mind - so if we can see the entire 16:9 frame we'll get actors in the middle of the frame instead of either side, which would look odd.
#17
reddragon105
hobsgrg
David23
Such a shame they kept it 4:3 when there WAS enough on left and right on the film to make it 16:9.

It was filmed covering 16:9 BUT the sides were not kept clear, so there was stuff you weren't supposed to see just off to the sides like people and equipment so only way to make it 16:9 is to crop off the top and bottom so I'm glad they kept it 4:3

Interestingly X-Files was recorded the same way but they actually had the foresight to keep the sides clear so although it was originally 4:3 in the first few seasons the HD version is 16:9 as it includes what was cut off the sides
I'm aware that there is a HD transfer for German TV but I haven't seen it and I've only heard rumours of Blu-Ray releases. Hopefully with the success of TNG they will go back to the 35mm negatives of X-Files for Blu-Ray. I'm not sure how I feel about changing the aspect ratio - even if it was shot in 16:9 and cropped, it would have been framed with 4:3 in mind - so if we can see the entire 16:9 frame we'll get actors in the middle of the frame instead of either side, which would look odd.

With X-Files they have gone back to the 35mm negatives however unlike TNG they haven't redone any visual effects not done in camera, so any scenes with CGI are only in SD and stock footage is also only SD. It's a shame as the TNG restoration is staggering and shows what can be done with enough time, money and dedication.
#18
hobsgrg
reddragon105
hobsgrg
David23
Such a shame they kept it 4:3 when there WAS enough on left and right on the film to make it 16:9.

It was filmed covering 16:9 BUT the sides were not kept clear, so there was stuff you weren't supposed to see just off to the sides like people and equipment so only way to make it 16:9 is to crop off the top and bottom so I'm glad they kept it 4:3

Interestingly X-Files was recorded the same way but they actually had the foresight to keep the sides clear so although it was originally 4:3 in the first few seasons the HD version is 16:9 as it includes what was cut off the sides
I'm aware that there is a HD transfer for German TV but I haven't seen it and I've only heard rumours of Blu-Ray releases. Hopefully with the success of TNG they will go back to the 35mm negatives of X-Files for Blu-Ray. I'm not sure how I feel about changing the aspect ratio - even if it was shot in 16:9 and cropped, it would have been framed with 4:3 in mind - so if we can see the entire 16:9 frame we'll get actors in the middle of the frame instead of either side, which would look odd.

With X-Files they have gone back to the 35mm negatives however unlike TNG they haven't redone any visual effects not done in camera, so any scenes with CGI are only in SD and stock footage is also only SD. It's a shame as the TNG restoration is staggering and shows what can be done with enough time, money and dedication.
The stock footage and CGI will be upscaled, rather than just left in SD, but yes, that won't yield much improvement. I suppose there's not much they can do about the stock footage short of reshoot it (difficult, as the cities will have changed a lot in 20 years) but maybe they will redo the CGI if gets released on Blu-Ray. Fortunately the show was more visual effects based so there's relatively little CGI, especially compared to TNG!
#19
reddragon105
hobsgrg
reddragon105
hobsgrg
David23
Such a shame they kept it 4:3 when there WAS enough on left and right on the film to make it 16:9.

It was filmed covering 16:9 BUT the sides were not kept clear, so there was stuff you weren't supposed to see just off to the sides like people and equipment so only way to make it 16:9 is to crop off the top and bottom so I'm glad they kept it 4:3

Interestingly X-Files was recorded the same way but they actually had the foresight to keep the sides clear so although it was originally 4:3 in the first few seasons the HD version is 16:9 as it includes what was cut off the sides
I'm aware that there is a HD transfer for German TV but I haven't seen it and I've only heard rumours of Blu-Ray releases. Hopefully with the success of TNG they will go back to the 35mm negatives of X-Files for Blu-Ray. I'm not sure how I feel about changing the aspect ratio - even if it was shot in 16:9 and cropped, it would have been framed with 4:3 in mind - so if we can see the entire 16:9 frame we'll get actors in the middle of the frame instead of either side, which would look odd.

With X-Files they have gone back to the 35mm negatives however unlike TNG they haven't redone any visual effects not done in camera, so any scenes with CGI are only in SD and stock footage is also only SD. It's a shame as the TNG restoration is staggering and shows what can be done with enough time, money and dedication.
The stock footage and CGI will be upscaled, rather than just left in SD, but yes, that won't yield much improvement. I suppose there's not much they can do about the stock footage short of reshoot it (difficult, as the cities will have changed a lot in 20 years) but maybe they will redo the CGI if gets released on Blu-Ray. Fortunately the show was more visual effects based so there's relatively little CGI, especially compared to TNG!

Yes my Blu-ray player upscales anyway so no benefit over playing my DVDs for those bits. They did the same thing on Friends and man those scenes really stick out, fortunately just stock footage of New York and scenes of Phoebe with her twin sister, kinda annoying but then you appreciate just how much better everything else looks! Does make me seriously doubt DS9 or Voyager will ever see a HD release though as they relied on a lot more CGI although they said they would do DS9 if TNG sells well enough
#20
Anyone that's received their's already(probs anyone with Prime), did yours come with a slip cover?
#21
hobsgrg
reddragon105
hobsgrg
reddragon105
hobsgrg
David23
Such a shame they kept it 4:3 when there WAS enough on left and right on the film to make it 16:9.

It was filmed covering 16:9 BUT the sides were not kept clear, so there was stuff you weren't supposed to see just off to the sides like people and equipment so only way to make it 16:9 is to crop off the top and bottom so I'm glad they kept it 4:3

Interestingly X-Files was recorded the same way but they actually had the foresight to keep the sides clear so although it was originally 4:3 in the first few seasons the HD version is 16:9 as it includes what was cut off the sides
I'm aware that there is a HD transfer for German TV but I haven't seen it and I've only heard rumours of Blu-Ray releases. Hopefully with the success of TNG they will go back to the 35mm negatives of X-Files for Blu-Ray. I'm not sure how I feel about changing the aspect ratio - even if it was shot in 16:9 and cropped, it would have been framed with 4:3 in mind - so if we can see the entire 16:9 frame we'll get actors in the middle of the frame instead of either side, which would look odd.

With X-Files they have gone back to the 35mm negatives however unlike TNG they haven't redone any visual effects not done in camera, so any scenes with CGI are only in SD and stock footage is also only SD. It's a shame as the TNG restoration is staggering and shows what can be done with enough time, money and dedication.
The stock footage and CGI will be upscaled, rather than just left in SD, but yes, that won't yield much improvement. I suppose there's not much they can do about the stock footage short of reshoot it (difficult, as the cities will have changed a lot in 20 years) but maybe they will redo the CGI if gets released on Blu-Ray. Fortunately the show was more visual effects based so there's relatively little CGI, especially compared to TNG!

Yes my Blu-ray player upscales anyway so no benefit over playing my DVDs for those bits. They did the same thing on Friends and man those scenes really stick out, fortunately just stock footage of New York and scenes of Phoebe with her twin sister, kinda annoying but then you appreciate just how much better everything else looks! Does make me seriously doubt DS9 or Voyager will ever see a HD release though as they relied on a lot more CGI although they said they would do DS9 if TNG sells well enough
Well you would hope that there is a better method of upscaling than what a Blu-Ray player or HD TV can do automatically, but yeah, it's not going to be that much better. I know Firefly was shot on 35mm but they only upscaled the CGI for the Blu-Ray release and that looks pretty good. I heard that Friends was a bit of a mess though - they've messed with the aspect ratio on that too. DS9 on Blu-Ray is looking likely as TNG is selling really well!
#22
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kDrls-CqA_Y/TLJE52EYIRI/AAAAAAAABj8/hALLqZqQdYg/s320/drooling-homer-simpson.jpg
#23
really hope Voyager would be remastered after TNG 8)
#24
Thanks for the answers, makes sense now, cheers :)
#25
cheapest place to get the other series right now please?
#26
Were the card slip covers exclusives ? they seem hard to find on season 1


bought my first season 3 thanks to this deal, hoping to pick the others up for a similar price :)
#27
I, too, am holding out for the series box set, I'm even buying a blu-ray player just so I can watch it :p
#28
Anyone's turn up ? Did it have the outer case too
#29
The difference in quality is quite impressive. Too bad they put no effort whatsoever into the DVD release...

FYI, the final season (7) should be out around November and early 2015 (depending which source you believe).

The whole set will most likely have cost around £200-£250 which is a bit more expensive than the £43.94 DVD box-set I purchased last year.

I'd estimate that the entire boxset will be available for somewhere around £60-£100 in 2-3 years time and might be a "deal" then, but ~£200-250 is rather steep IMHO.

Edited By: sdutton007 on Jul 07, 2014 16:24
#30
chrisgcox3
Anyone's turn up ? Did it have the outer case too

Mine came yesterday. Yes, slipcase included.
#31
Bought series 1 £15 from cex and 2 for £20
3 is on the way ,
Where is the cheapest place to get 4 and 5

Edited By: chrisgcox3 on Jul 08, 2014 16:16

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