Torchwood Season 1-3 Complete Blu Ray Collection £35.87 @ The Hut - HotUKDeals
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#1
Good buy, great series. Bought this last week for £39.85, didn't had a discount code.
#2
Just be aware that this is the BBC, who are often a bit half-assed when it comes to hi-def:
The only disappointing aspect of the Blu-ray edition of ‘Torchwood: The Complete First Season’ is, unfortunately, its most important: its video quality. Presented with an underwhelming 1080i/VC-1 transfer, the series looks marginally better than it does on DVD, but only when it comes to fundamental enhancements like increased clarity, color stabilization, and image cleanliness. Granted, they’re are all commendable upgrades -- detail gets a decent boost, textures are more faithfully preserved, the palette is more vibrant, and the picture doesn’t suffer from the same level of errant artifacting -- but it simply doesn’t offer enough of an improvement to justify more enthusiasm or a higher score.

Problems abound. Contrast is uneven at times, edge enhancement appears in almost every episode, crush and blocking are regular (albeit minimal) issues, blacks aren’t always fully resolved, delineation is hit or miss, and the high-def presentation uncovers more seams and irregularities in the series’ effects and prosthetics than its creators would probably like people to see. To be clear, each problem isn’t nearly as detrimental as I may have led you to believe, but when taken as a whole, the presentation is too disappointing to afford much praise. Ultimately, ‘Torchwood’ fans will find that the transfer looks better than its standard DVD counterpart, but its technical mishaps will certainly spoil some of the fun.

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#3
That's really odd as season one on HD-DVD looks lovely. I was gonna get this set but if it's that bad I won't bother. Can anyone confirm or deny this?
#4
afc1903
That's really odd as season one on HD-DVD looks lovely. I was gonna get this set but if it's that bad I won't bother. Can anyone confirm or deny this?


I have Season 1 on HD DVD and as you say it looks good. I bought this as I wanted the other 2 seasons and it was not much dearer than buying them seperately. The Blu Ray picture is about the same as the HD DVD, ( I have played then side by side switching from one to the other and can't see any difference). I haven't noticed any of the problems mention above but I have only watched the first 2 episodes so far. Also my 37" lcd tv is a few years old now and is only 1080i so it might not show the problems mentioned.
#5
Mish_Mash
Just be aware that this is the BBC, who are often a bit half-assed when it comes to hi-def:

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Voited hot, excellent deal. The link points to a review of series 1 only though.

Here are some reviews of series 2 on Blu-ray ...
http://uk.bluray.ign.com/articles/101/1018441p1.html
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/38013/torchwood-the-complete-second-season/

And Children of the Earth on Blu-ray ...
http://uk.bluray.ign.com/articles/101/1013851p1.html
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/38111/torchwood-children-of-earth/

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