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- Jul 3, 1997
- Real Name
- Ronald Epstein
Pre-ordered, using the link. Thanks Ron.
This is a must have for me- love the show, and I have never liked the video quality of the DVDs.
I’m expecting similar to what Friends looks like, which is acceptable to me.Same.
But, I'm waiting to hear on PQ. I don't want to buy a set where the first 2/3rds looks like crap. I already have the DVDs for that. Plus, pages are saying BD-R, though the Blu-ray logo on it pretty much rules that out. But that PQ question is too big to make a commitment without some reviews first.
While there hasn't been any reported evidence that it has been transferred to HD, it would seem odd for CBS/Paramount to go the approach of SD upconverts for a blu-ray release of a TV series, at least for the first 9 seasons. Based on what CBS/Paramount has done in the past, I would tend to go with these being new true HD transfers, but I wouldn't bite on ordering until it has been verified.Friends was remastered, Frasier AFAIK has not.
Yeah, they don't have to announce everything, and a revival has been in the works so it's not implausible that they decided to spruce up the original series. And since the revival has been delayed, well, might as well start shoving out those new HD remasters.While there hasn't been any reported evidence that it has been transferred to HD, it would seem odd for CBS/Paramount to go the approach of SD upconverts for a blu-ray release of a TV series, at least for the first 9 seasons. Based on what CBS/Paramount has done in the past, I would tend to go with these being new true HD transfers, but I wouldn't bite on ordering until it has been verified.
I agree. While I recall previously that TAGS and MI were both available streaming in HD prior to the blu-ry releases, I don't recall CBS/Paramount previously putting out SD upconverts out on blu-ray before. So, it would appear something has changed in this case. Either they decided to try the upconverts route for a blu-ray release or putting new HD transfers out on disk prior to making them available on streaming. To me, the second just seems more plausible, especially given that this is a series they would want to future proof in HD for future streaming, so why put out a questionable blu-ray release that likely won't get a lot of traction. Maybe they figure sales of those previous series on blu-ray were hurt by the fact they were available for a while on streaming first, so they want to try a different approach?I really doubt this will be SD upscales. Just because it's currently that way on Paramount+ doesn't mean that they haven't done work behind the scenes to upgrade this.
We'll just have to wait and see.