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WKRP...Complete Series Coming Soon! (See Post #109)


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#541 of 552 OFFLINE   lj01

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Posted October 03 2014 - 09:53 AM

Just curious - my pre-order email from Shout! gave an advance order estimated "street date" of 10-03-14.  I'm assuming it's a typo and they really meant "10-09-14" but just curious if anyone else who pre-ordered got the same msg.

 

Of course i would be pretty stoked to get it today and will let y'all know if I see it later but I'm assuming next week.



#542 of 552 OFFLINE   Brian Himes

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Posted October 03 2014 - 12:44 PM

Curious if this means we'll get a broadcast length 'Hoodlum Rock'. I believe the Fox discs had the syndie version.

 

Yes, the Fox set used the syndicated version of Hoodlum Rock and A Date With Jennifer. I read somewhere (I don't remember where) that the original master tape for Hoodlum Rock was damaged years ago and the only full length version available is at the Museum of Television and Radio. Now this could all be just a big rumor. I certainly hope that it is. This will be one of the very first things that I will check out when I get my set and I will let everyone here know what I find out.



#543 of 552 OFFLINE   Matt.Koz

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Posted October 03 2014 - 01:00 PM

I'll soon find out. Mine has shipped!

#544 of 552 OFFLINE   Brian Himes

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Posted October 03 2014 - 05:18 PM

I just checked and mine has also shipped. The mysteries will soon be solved!



#545 of 552 OFFLINE   AndyMcKinney

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Posted October 03 2014 - 07:42 PM

Apparently, in this day and age, PAL/SECAM/NTSC standards mean nothing, IIRC, due to recent technological inventions center around Blu-Ray and DTV/HDTV.

 

Sorry, but you are completely wrong. There is still no universal broadcast standard, so differing TV standards are still a way of life for new shows (and older shows produced on NTSC or PAL tape would still be "locked" into their original standards).

 

Thankfully, 24fps was included in the blu-ray spec for films, so at least in "PAL" countries, they can finally watch films at the correct speed (with the 4% PAL speedup not being needed for BR format).

 

With shows shot/produced on HD video, however, the same incompatibilities that existed wtih NTSC and PAL are still with us.

 

You see, the US HD broadcast standard is 1080i/60, meaning 1080 pixels (interlaced) at 60hz. In "PAL regions" (like the UK), the HD standard is 1080i/50. While it's the same number of pixels, they're transmitted at 50hz. Unless someone has a TV and a player that can handle both the 50 and 60hz frame rates, they are incompatible with each other. There are many BBC blu-rays that were imported from the UK (like the Region B releases of Being Human and Planet Earth) that are encoded at 1080i/50, and are therefore incompatible with a large range of US blu-ray players (perhaps most notably, the PS3).

 

While practically every region outside the USA has full compatibility (50/60hz and 24fps) written into their blu-ray specifications, the US (in their "infinite wisdom") made 50hz compatibility optional, so while some players will convert 50hz content to 60 (to work with US TVs), others will only output it at its native framerate (requiring a 50hz-capable TV) or worse, won't output 50hz content at all. There are whole threads on various A/V forums devoted to which US players are compatible (or not) with 1080i/50 and/or PAL 540i content.

 

So, yes, the whole PAL/NTSC incompatibility thing is still very much an issue.



#546 of 552 OFFLINE   Brian Himes

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Posted October 04 2014 - 02:00 AM

My set arrived at my local post office at 4:26 am this morning. Sooooo, it should be delivered today. Bummer since I will be at work until after 3pm today. Oh well. If it does indeed arrive today I will start checking it out. Let's keep our fingers crossed that it does arrive today.



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Posted October 04 2014 - 02:25 AM

My tracking still says shipping label created on 10/2 and no other activity. Dammit. Hoping it just is slow to update. My Vincent Price Collection 2 set took only 2 days from label creation last week so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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Posted October 04 2014 - 06:49 AM

Yes, the Fox set used the syndicated version of Hoodlum Rock and A Date With Jennifer. I read somewhere (I don't remember where) that the original master tape for Hoodlum Rock was damaged years ago and the only full length version available is at the Museum of Television and Radio. Now this could all be just a big rumor. I certainly hope that it is. This will be one of the very first things that I will check out when I get my set and I will let everyone here know what I find out.

 

This is like the case of Rhoda's premiere episode, as Fox/Shout claimed to not have a usable version of the CBS quality version with the Mary Tyler Moore cameo and all.  But it does exist in the Paley Center (formerly Museum of TV & Radio), from a Viacom print of all things...so it was seen in full in syndication at one point?????  I also think the version with MTM has been seen on the nostalgic subchannels like Me-TV?


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#549 of 552 OFFLINE   Brian Himes

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Posted October 04 2014 - 12:17 PM

I got mine!!! I'll be back soon with some info. Waaahooo!



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Posted October 15 2014 - 08:01 PM

Well? 😊

#551 of 552 OFFLINE   Brian Himes

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Posted October 16 2014 - 12:02 AM

Sorry, that further information is here: http://www.hometheat...rehensive-info/



#552 of 552 OFFLINE   Nelson Au

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Posted October 16 2014 - 07:06 AM

Thanks Brian, I didn't think to check for a new thread! Appreciate the work so far you've done to review the set.




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