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    alex20020712

    [1]Jun 14, 2007
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    A new complete series set has been announced, but there are no details yet. Unless they fix the horrible video transfer they did on the first sets, what would be the point? If they do fix it, I will probably spend an obscene amount of money on it. Otherwise, forget it.
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    Tronman100

    [2]Jun 15, 2007
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    I didn't realize the video transfer on the TNG sets were that bad...do you know anything about the video on the other Trek sets?
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    scifinut99

    [3]Jun 15, 2007
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    i may be a big trekie but im not gonna spend more mony on sets i already have now if they do that with voyager and enterprise i might go that route
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    alex20020712

    [4]Jun 15, 2007
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    Tronman100 wrote:
    I didn't realize the video transfer on the TNG sets were that bad...do you know anything about the video on the other Trek sets?


    TOS and DS9 look good. Voyager and Enterprise look great. The new TOS in HD is going to be amazing.

    TNG looks like VHS, sometimes worse.
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    alex20020712

    [5]Jun 19, 2007
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    There is more talk about the set, but still nothing about the video transfer.
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    Tronman100

    [6]Jun 19, 2007
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    alex20020712 wrote:
    There is more talk about the set, but still nothing about the video transfer.


    Do you think maybe they don't want to acknowledge the poor transfer quality on the original DVDs? After all, they'll make more $$$ if they can sucker people into buying both. You might have to wait until the new boxed set is released and check out a few independent reviews on the video quality.
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    alex20020712

    [7]Jun 19, 2007
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    Tronman100 wrote:
    Do you think maybe they don't want to acknowledge the poor transfer quality on the original DVDs? After all, they'll make more $$$ if they can sucker people into buying both. You might have to wait until the new boxed set is released and check out a few independent reviews on the video quality.


    That is exactly what I intend to do. As tempting as it is, even if the new set is loaded with bonus features, I doubt I would spend that kind of money on it on VHS-quality video.
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    sporkman5353

    [8]Jun 24, 2007
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    I really don't notice bad quality in my sets

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    alex20020712

    [9]Jun 26, 2007
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    sporkman5353 wrote:
    I really don't notice bad quality in my sets


    Do you have a high definition display?

    You can also try watching them on a computer, and you will see the difference.
    Edited on 07/29/2007 7:36am
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    sporkman5353

    [10]Jul 16, 2007
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    alex20020712 wrote:
    [QUOTE="sporkman5353"I really don't notice bad quality in my sets
    Do you have a high definition display? You can also try watching them on a computer, and you will see the difference.[/QUOTE]

    Oh, alright, I see

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    thedirtyberk

    [11]Jul 28, 2007
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    I guess I'm just not enough of a technophile, because I'm completely fine with my current TNG sets, even on my huge, beautiful HDTV with an outrageous sound system. I don't expect my TV shows (circa 1987) to exhibit perfectvideo and audio quality... and I'm not really sure I want to see Dr. Pulaski running around in the visual splendour of 1080p, either.

    Sure, I'd probably have to think twice if they had awesome, crisp versions of TNG on Blu-Ray or HD-DVD... but it wouldn't make the shows any different. I'm not sure if I want to know how it stands up in that regard. I'm just glad it stands up in the only way that matters: the show kicks ass. Technology won't change the ideas or the plots... won't make Picard any more awesome or the dialogue more profound.

    But, if you don't currently own the complete series, it might be worth it. Either way, TNG is great. Imo, you can appreciate it on whatever media you own.

    Edited on 07/28/2007 12:18am
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    alex20020712

    [12]Jul 29, 2007
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    thedirtyberk wrote:
    Sure, I'd probably have to think twice if they had awesome, crisp versions of TNG on Blu-Ray or HD-DVD... but it wouldn't make the shows any different.


    The only difference is that low quality distracts from the show. If the video is blurry, dirty, or the sound quality is below average, the defects stand out and you start to see them rather than the story and the characters. The higher the quality, the less you notice the medium and the more you can enjoy the show.
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