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Babylon 5: Complete Box - Season 1-5 - DVD, £24.99 at Coolshop
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Babylon 5: Complete Box - Season 1-5 - DVD, £24.99 at Coolshop

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Posted 8th May
Great show at a reasonable cost.

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In 2257 A.D., the Earth Alliance places a massive space station, Babylon 5, into orbit around a planet in a neutral corner of a distant galaxy to serve as a refuge for anyone seeking sanctuary from the tyranny of the hostile federations...

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  • Actors: Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Stephen Furst, Andreas Katsulas, Peter Jurasik
    Producers: Babylon 5 - Complete Series - 30-DVD Boxset
  • Format: DVD-Video
  • Subtitles: Swedish
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated
  • Run Time: 4629.00 minutes
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tapi08/05/2020 20:17

Given all the remasters, it's a shame that no one's take the original …Given all the remasters, it's a shame that no one's take the original renders, improved th em with today's tech and re-released. I can guess either (a) the files were lost or (b) they don't think it's worth it. B shouldn't be the case


Some of the production decisions at the time make that difficult to do - it's explained in detail here:

engadget.com/201…tml
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Just to be aware - if you own a decent 4K TV - this will look absolutely terrible - many of the effects were done in a way that was fuzzy in 480p - on a 4K TV... Good Luck.


That is not a criticism of the show itself but be aware of what you are getting.
Great value as you get all the spin off stuff too!
loonyboyx08/05/2020 20:11

Great value as you get all the spin off stuff too!


What? Crusade
Alansmithee08/05/2020 20:07

Just to be aware - if you own a decent 4K TV - this will look absolutely …Just to be aware - if you own a decent 4K TV - this will look absolutely terrible - many of the effects were done in a way that was fuzzy in 480p - on a 4K TV... Good Luck.That is not a criticism of the show itself but be aware of what you are getting.


Given all the remasters, it's a shame that no one's take the original renders, improved th em with today's tech and re-released. I can guess either (a) the files were lost or (b) they don't think it's worth it. B shouldn't be the case
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tapi08/05/2020 20:17

Given all the remasters, it's a shame that no one's take the original …Given all the remasters, it's a shame that no one's take the original renders, improved th em with today's tech and re-released. I can guess either (a) the files were lost or (b) they don't think it's worth it. B shouldn't be the case


Some of the production decisions at the time make that difficult to do - it's explained in detail here:

engadget.com/201…tml
loonyboyx08/05/2020 20:11

Great value as you get all the spin off stuff too!


Are you sure? This seems to just be seasons 1-5, and therefore not include Crusade or the movies.
Alansmithee08/05/2020 20:23

s Some of the production decisions at the time make that difficult to do - …s Some of the production decisions at the time make that difficult to do - it's explained in detail here:https://www.engadget.com/2018-06-22-babylon-5-digital-video-quality.html


Good read, thanks
Love this show and have the Dvds for ages ago. Though I am now so lazy I hate getting up to swap DVDs
Great series
Probably my favourite sci-fi show ever. Season 1 is a slog but the rest is pure gold
cowbutt08/05/2020 20:35

Are you sure? This seems to just be seasons 1-5, and therefore not include …Are you sure? This seems to just be seasons 1-5, and therefore not include Crusade or the movies.


Definitely has Crusade, zoom in on the picture

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Edited by: "t4v" 8th May
Alansmithee08/05/2020 20:07

Just to be aware - if you own a decent 4K TV - this will look absolutely …Just to be aware - if you own a decent 4K TV - this will look absolutely terrible - many of the effects were done in a way that was fuzzy in 480p - on a 4K TV... Good Luck.That is not a criticism of the show itself but be aware of what you are getting.


Surely its more the size of the tv your going to watch it on? why does the resolution play into it? it will be heavily dependant on the upscaler, a quality 4k TV i would argue would do better job with the footage.
So many of the actors in this are dead, shame as there was some great interplay from serious to funny.
Blimey loads dead.
t4v08/05/2020 21:22

Definitely has Crusade, zoom in on the picture[Image]


That's not the same picture as on coolshop. They're selling the "ultimate collection", not the "complete collection".
But the grand nagus alive and well on young sheldon, much better than the big bang theory that turned into a geeky version of friends.
Great deal. Good find!
Alansmithee08/05/2020 20:07

Just to be aware - if you own a decent 4K TV - this will look absolutely …Just to be aware - if you own a decent 4K TV - this will look absolutely terrible - many of the effects were done in a way that was fuzzy in 480p - on a 4K TV... Good Luck.That is not a criticism of the show itself but be aware of what you are getting.


Sawb08/05/2020 22:10

Surely its more the size of the tv your going to watch it on? why does the …Surely its more the size of the tv your going to watch it on? why does the resolution play into it? it will be heavily dependant on the upscaler, a quality 4k TV i would argue would do better job with the footage.


Agreed. I don't know what this would look like on a 4K OLED but on a "decent" 4K LED TV with class leading upscaling it is more than watchable. I know because this is the only box set I have ever watched from start to finish. Not meant to be a mine is better than yours just adding more information.

Now after saying all that, the quality obviously leaves something to be desired, and you shouldn't have to rely on a best in class TV upscaler to get the best out of it. There is out there a version of the whole series which has been upscaled to HD quality and colour corrected by fans. The picture is about the same as a top quality DVD to half decent Blu Ray so I may end up watching the whole thing again lol.


Of course Heat, it's Babylon 5
Edited by: "Enet" 9th May
"Babylon 5's a big pile of sh*t"
" ... Get out!"
Farscape
joeychad09/05/2020 02:07

Farscape


Farscape is cool from what I remember. I've seen it in bits and pieces right up to Peacekeeper Wars. One day I may watch the whole thing.
cowbutt08/05/2020 20:35

Are you sure? This seems to just be seasons 1-5, and therefore not include …Are you sure? This seems to just be seasons 1-5, and therefore not include Crusade or the movies.


According to the picture of the box it has Crusade and the TV movies
Enet09/05/2020 09:23

Farscape is cool from what I remember. I've seen it in bits and pieces …Farscape is cool from what I remember. I've seen it in bits and pieces right up to Peacekeeper Wars. One day I may watch the whole thing.


Same. hope to get back into it one day
loonyboyx09/05/2020 20:12

According to the picture of the box it has Crusade and the TV movies


Only on the picture attached to this deal by the OP. If you follow the link to the site selling it, coolshop, they're using a different image that doesn't include Crusade or the movies, just seasons 1-5.
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