1. Sign-up to become a member, and most of the ads you see will disappear. It only takes 30 seconds to sign up, so join the discussion today!
    Dismiss Notice

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

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Frank Soyke, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Brian Himes

    Brian Himes Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2004
    Messages:
    1,611
    Likes Received:
    816
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Real Name:
    Brian
    I just checked and mine has also shipped. The mysteries will soon be solved!
     
    Doris2k likes this.
  2. AndyMcKinney

    AndyMcKinney Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2004
    Messages:
    2,864
    Likes Received:
    827
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    Kentucky, USA
    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.
     
  3. Brian Himes

    Brian Himes Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2004
    Messages:
    1,611
    Likes Received:
    816
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Real Name:
    Brian
    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.
     
    Doris2k and Matt.Koz like this.
  4. Matt.Koz

    Matt.Koz Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2002
    Messages:
    186
    Likes Received:
    37
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Hamilton, MA
    Real Name:
    Matt Kozlowski
    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.
     
  5. JMFabianoRPL

    JMFabianoRPL Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2013
    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Real Name:
    James Fabiano
    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?
     
  6. Brian Himes

    Brian Himes Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2004
    Messages:
    1,611
    Likes Received:
    816
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Real Name:
    Brian
    I got mine!!! I'll be back soon with some info. Waaahooo!
     
    KPmusmag and Doris2k like this.
  7. Nelson Au

    Nelson Au Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 1999
    Messages:
    15,338
    Likes Received:
    4,173
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Well?
     
  8. Brian Himes

    Brian Himes Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2004
    Messages:
    1,611
    Likes Received:
    816
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Real Name:
    Brian
  9. Nelson Au

    Nelson Au Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 1999
    Messages:
    15,338
    Likes Received:
    4,173
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Thanks Brian, I didn't think to check for a new thread! Appreciate the work so far you've done to review the set.
     
  10. The Obsolete Man

    The Obsolete Man Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2008
    Messages:
    3,063
    Likes Received:
    2,501
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
    Real Name:
    Robert
    MatthewA likes this.
  11. MatthewA

    MatthewA Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2000
    Messages:
    8,821
    Likes Received:
    2,467
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Salinas, CA
    Real Name:
    Matthew
    Very sad to hear about that.

    It's also unfortunate his next sitcom, Frank's Place, is MIA for the same reasons that got this show butchered for the better part of 20 years. At least 'KRP didn't end up with Paramount.
     
  12. AndrewCrossett

    AndrewCrossett Second Unit

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2004
    Messages:
    275
    Likes Received:
    341
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Still my favorite sitcom of all time. RIP Hugh Wilson.
     

Share This Page