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4.0 out of 5 stars Blu Ray VS DVD and pros and cons, January 3, 2013
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This review is from: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 2 [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
I'll keep this one short since so many people have pointed out the main pros and cons of these discs.
Pros : These discs look way better than the DVDs did. I thought the DVD releases looked terrible. The upgraded HD special effects are wonderful and you never feel like you are wathing something newly created like the original series did (which I liked, but they gave you the original version too so that was nice). The extended version of MEASURE OF A MAN IS NICE.

Cons : Yes it is true, the film transfers have some ..... I'll call them mistakes. I'm a film maker and I used to shoot 35mm and 16mm so I know what a good transfer should look like. While the images are nice and sharp someone seemed to think that you should be able to see detail in ALL of the shadows and in some of the space scenes. There are a few scenes where the stars of space are on a more dark gray background instead of the blackness of space. On the ship the bridge shots often look too bright and grainly with the blacks of the uniforms have grain as if they were trying to make them lighter.

In the text intro to Measure of a Man many of the remote control functions are blocked. I was not able to press pause during the text intro. I am a slow reader when text is on a television so it would have been nice to be able to stop it and take my time reading. To play it over I had to leave the episode and go to another and then come back to it because the Blu Ray was designed to remember my position in the episode. Just annoying. Plus you are forced to watch all the fbi warnings and such at the beginning of each disc.

I didn't notice too much on the extended version of MEASURE OF A MAN but then I can't say I've seen that episode enough to know all the added scenes, but it claims to be 13 minutes longer which is cool.

With all this said I'm very pleased to have purchased the set and think it is well worth the upgrade. I actually think this set has some scenes that look better than Season one, but perhaps that was the changes in film stock.
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