- May 14, 2001
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I stopped collecting my favorite series because the quality of the discs just don't work for me. I've been wondering if this is gonna happen?
Thanks for the info, this is encouraging! Back to the hunt...Roger_R said:No idea, but the picture quality does improve with season 4.
Zack, I think what was reported was that they were "testing" the show for HD.Zack Gibbs said:From what I hear TNG remastered is going to happen/is already happening, and is getting the full treatment; going back to the original footage and incorporating newly created CGI VFX.
My LCD HD telveision is off limits when it comes to Trek. My old 27" Sony Vega television still makes those shows look beautiful. On my LCD.....not so much. Some shows were just meant for the world of standard television.Dave Mack said:DS9 like many pre HD era TV shows was shot on film but edited on video. Not just the effects. Meaning The masters are on video. The best resolution you will get is 480i.
Yeah, I've chimed in on that issue a few times as well.Bryan^H said:My LCD HD telveision is off limits when it comes to Trek. My old 27" Sony Vega television still makes those shows look beautiful. On my LCD.....not so much. Some shows were just meant for the world of standard television.
Before the HD wave, Video was the wave of the future, especially in cutting down production costs. Most 80s and 90s shows will wind up never being HD because of the shoot on film, edit on video practices of the time.Dave Mack said:I think it's just cost cutting and short sightedness.
Isn't it odd that a show like The Twilight Zone from the early-mid 60's can look utterly gorgeous and easily be HD ready but almost every show from the 90's is Screwed right now? Unless they undertake a massive project.
Been watching my Box set of the restored TZ's and they look damned impressive.
Well, you lost me here. There are many problems with the release of these shows, but the type of packaging is REALLY low on my list of issues (YMMV). I can always buy thinpacks and print out any covers I want - it's the discs I need at a reasonable price.Mark Talmadge said:....What's even more disturbing is that Paramount still refuses to release any of the Star Trek shows in the thinpack format ...
Yeah, they shot six episodes on video but the other 150 episodes were shot and edited on film so they can go to Blu-ray far more easy than most shows that are 30 year younger (which I think is Dave's point). The 6 episodes shot on video are never going to look much better since the source is video.The Obsolete Man said:And don't give TZ a 100% grade yet... when you make it to season 2 of TZ, you'll see about half a dozen episodes that look kind of crappy (in comparison) because CBS experimented with shooting TZ on videotape. They're easy to spot.
I appreciate Region 2 a lot, and I have absolute pitch. For my own part, the annoying aspect has more to do with definite rather than indefinite pitch, so speech is (for me) less of an issue than other aspects that may be altered by speedup.Nicholas Martin said:Forget Region 2, the PAL speedup is bad enough.