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#1 of 44 OFFLINE   Dave Scarpa

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Posted July 16 2002 - 04:42 PM

I've been receiving mostly TV Box sets of late and have to admit I'm addicted to TV on DVD. Just tonight I was transported back to my childhood as I watched the 1st few eps of UFO. Then I was able to watch the beginning of a Legend with the excellent SMALLVILLE disk. Next I caught an Ep of TNG namely the Excellent 3rd Season show "The Defector" , I Popped in the Final episode of MASH's 1st season. I finished the evening off with an episode of SPACE 1999. Geez Who needs Direct TV's Bugged up airwaves? Soon I'll be able to sample More TNG, More UFO. The Excellent 24 in all's it's Widescreen Glory.. And Finally Babylon 5 in Anamorphic Widescreen and DD 5.1 ! The problem? I still have "A Beautiful Mind" and "The Royal Tenenbaums" on the shelf. Oh to find the time !
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#2 of 44 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted July 16 2002 - 09:59 PM

Posted Image Welcome to the club, Dave!


Congrats on discovering the great thing that is TV-on-DVD. AND on discovering what is, by far, my most favorite episode of TNG. I can quote entire passages from "The Defector". I'll spare you for now, though. Posted Image


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#3 of 44 OFFLINE   Dave Scarpa

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Posted July 17 2002 - 12:08 AM

The Defector has always been one of my Favorite TNG eps, along with Darmok, Inner Light,Yesterday's Enterprise, Family and a few others.
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Posted July 17 2002 - 12:15 AM

Ahhhhh the Defector. A great episode. Actually a lot of good episodes in Season 3. Speaking of which i have 6 left :-) capt

#5 of 44 OFFLINE   John Berggren

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Posted July 17 2002 - 01:54 AM

TV on DVD is quickly catching up with my film collection. I have a massive list of series over at TV Shows on DVD. Should they all start coming out at once, I'll need to get a second 40 hour job.
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Posted July 17 2002 - 05:03 AM

Same here... at the moment I'm struggling to keep up with TNG, X-Files, Farscape, The Soprano's, Oz, Northern Exposer (although that won't be too much of a problem, it seems), Buffy, Simpsons, Family Guy (hoping for more of that on dvd soon),Lexx, Robotech, SouthPark, Queer as Folk (UK), League of Gentlemen, AbFab (one more season to go) and Father Ted.

It's been cutting in to my regular movie buying too, but there's nothing better than watching uninterupted TV like this. Hell, I've even gave up on my cable reception a year ago Posted Image

Plus, it gives me pleasure to see the collection growing. I'm very fond of my X-Files boxes, the way the stack grows each half year. TNG is going to catch up, but there'll be more Trek to collect once I've reeled all those babies in!

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Posted July 17 2002 - 11:01 AM

I reallly, realllllly hate how many TV discs are improperly flagged for progressive playback though. Posted Image

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#8 of 44 OFFLINE   Dave Scarpa

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Posted July 18 2002 - 12:18 AM

I don't often use my progressive player for watching tv discs but what's the end result of the improper flagging?
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Posted July 18 2002 - 01:12 AM

Out of the 21 different TV series I got, 17 still have on-going releases, so it's a lot of stuff to watch, yet I earn for more. I want Sliders on DVD! Posted Image Posted Image
Still, very excited about Babylon 5 and tv series are more dear to me than movies because you get used to characters and you know there is almost always more ahead. It feels like a franchise with 200 sequels, especially something like Stargate SG-1.
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Posted July 18 2002 - 02:36 AM

I'm all algow dreaming of the day I'll have the Fraggle Rock series on DVD. I'm starting my collection of TV shows with M.A.S.H., Simpsons, South Park, Muppet Shows, and I Love Lucy. I'm really tempted by FarScape!!! -dave
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#11 of 44 OFFLINE   Kai Zas

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Posted July 18 2002 - 04:57 AM

Give in to the temptation! Farscape is a marvelous piece of SciFi (but you already know that).

#12 of 44 OFFLINE   Dave F

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Posted July 18 2002 - 11:05 AM

Dave, improper flagging looks like this (part of the excellent progressive player shootout at http://www.hometheaterhifi.com

Some players can adapt to this and auto-switch to video mode, but if you player is flag-based, it's hosed.

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Posted July 18 2002 - 11:52 AM

[quote] improper flagging looks like this [quote]
Now I know what's wrong with my Batman Beyond:Return of the Joker - The Uncut Version disc ...
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Posted July 19 2002 - 12:52 AM

I wish more of the TV releases would include a "Play All" option in the main menu. It's especially annoying when you're forced to go through multiple menus to play each episode (like Captain Scarlet & UFO S1).
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Posted July 19 2002 - 01:12 AM

I am waiting for V the Final battle, so I will be picking up V the original mini series first. That will me going for a day or two. I want Sliders to come out as well. Classic stuff and can't wait for Blake 7 to come out.

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Posted July 19 2002 - 01:22 AM

Oscar, hurry up! Posted Image V: The Final Battle ships in just 18 Days! Posted Image
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Posted July 19 2002 - 01:24 AM

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I have it on pre order from play r1 ofcourse


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Posted July 19 2002 - 01:38 AM

Mr. Lambert,
Were you able to get any update on Season 2 of All in the Family? I think you mentioned in another thread that you were going to try to get some information from the studio on this. From what I can gather, it is not on the release slate for the rest of this year. This is really disappointing. Did Season 1 sell that poorly? It's not like the studio invested heavily in season one since appearently no restoration work was done and the release was, sadly, lacking any supplemental material. As I've said before, I think this is one of the greatest and most influential TV sit-coms every produced but I'm starting to believe fans of the show have been or will be getting shafted by the studioPosted Image
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#19 of 44 OFFLINE   Dave Scarpa

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Posted July 19 2002 - 01:45 AM

It's beginning to look like alot of these shows will see a season 1 set and then no further releases. I highly doubt you'll see Sanford & Son Season 2 or the Jefferson's. Maybe you'll see Chico and the Man Season 1 first . I Think the Mash sets will continue but I'll be surprised if we see more AITF.
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#20 of 44 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted July 19 2002 - 01:55 AM

[quote] Mr. Lambert,
Were you able to get any update on Season 2 of All in the Family? I think you mentioned in another thread that you were going to try to get some information from the studio on this. [quote]

Not yet. If you recall, I said I would see what info Gord brings back from VSDA; he returns home today. If no info, then next week I will attempt to get the answer. AS TIME ALLOWS...I have a full-time job that has nothing to do with DVDs. Posted Image


Dave Scarpa, about your post: while it is your opinion, and that's okay, as I conclusion I would say it is quite premature. I've said it before and I'll repeat myself here. It is WAAAAAY too early to base the future of Columbia follow-up box sets on their lack of announcement. Columbia is tradionally close-mouthed about all but their biggest releases, and only discuss things when they are about ready to announce it with a press release.

I will try to shake the trees for info, but I cannot promise that they will be forthcoming. In fact, I predict it will be a waste of time to call them. But I'll take that risk. Posted Image
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