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Wonders of The Solar System (DVD) - £5.97 @ Amazon
Wonders of The Solar System (DVD) - £5.97 @ Amazon

Wonders of The Solar System (DVD) - £5.97 @ Amazon

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The latest example of just how much a terrific documentary series can benefit from the Blu-ray format, Wonders Of The Solar System is a fascinating six-part series that simply looks stunning in high definition.
Presented by Professor Brian Cox, the series takes time to investigate the solar system around us, and the many natural beauties contained within it. Across the episodes, Cox covers the likes of planets themselves, the rings of Saturn, the question of whether we’re alone in the universe, and the sun itself.

What lifts Wonders Of The Solar System above the many shows that have tackled the subject before, however, are two factors. Firstly, it’s Cox himself, an enthused and interesting host, who explains things well and really helps make accessible the material. Secondly, it’s the utterly stunning visuals. The BBC has mixed in CGI along with images sent directly from space to quite breathtaking effect.

And this, inevitably, is where the Blu-ray kicks in. Wonders Of The Solar System simply looks wonderful in high definition, with the visuals coming across terrifically well. On DVD, this all looked very impressive. Here, it’s simply brilliant, and the end result is a series that can sit alongside Planet Earth as an example of just what Blu-ray can do for material of this quality and ilk. --Jon Foster

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You need to state that this is on Blu Ray in the heading, I have this myself and it is a wonderful example of mixed CGI and real photos enhanced with the Blu Ray technology.

brianfj1200

You need to state that this is on Blu Ray in the heading, I have this … You need to state that this is on Blu Ray in the heading, I have this myself and it is a wonderful example of mixed CGI and real photos enhanced with the Blu Ray technology.


The link is to the DVD copy, I was just about to post it :P. Great series, think I'll just order it now

Ahhh, 3 nice paragraphs about how stunning this looks in hi-def blu ray, and then a link to standard def DVD.

Love the Solar System....Hate Brian 'Botox' Cox. oh what to do ?

Ps Hot deal ty OP

Well if I had hi-def tv I'd probably would stick to my own tv recordings
Edited by: "Kulaak" 11th Apr 2011

I find what he talks about interesting, but this is definitely something aimed a Bluray and showing off the picture quality on your new TV.

Did find the description funny talking up Bluray, but then linking to DVD :P

Have some heat

hot deal, brain cox is a genius.

He's also a good keyboard player.:p

Great for kids.

Lol just a shame it's all about pretty graphics, they could fit the actual content into a 5 minute show. Aimed at kids, and "non-science" based people.
Oh and yeah i can't stand Brian C0cks either!

drtesseract

"non-science" based people.

That IS who the shows are aimed at. It's about making science interesting for people, to get them interested.

Why is Brian Cox hated sooooo much? Any reasons...????

Because he's smart? Because of his accent? There are probably any number of reasons why the fickle public choose to dislike a person.

siak1

Why is Brian Cox hated sooooo much? Any reasons...????


Because he represents all that's worst about the dumbed-down, patronising, modern 'documentary lite'. Ratings-conscious broadcasters are so terrified of being perceived as either elitist, middle class or unfashionable they go for the slick pretty chocolate box approach with no challenging ideas or difficult concepts for fear of losing audience to one of the other million channels, most of which are pumping out the same kind of pap or worse.
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