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Doctor Who Tennant worth the Hi-Def upgrade?

Old 12-29-13, 09:11 AM
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Doctor Who Tennant worth the Hi-Def upgrade?

Looking to get the Doctor who Complete Specials (End of Time 1-2, Planet of the Dead, Waters of Mars)


I have read conflicting reviews that the Blu-Ray set is not that big an upgrade. Can anyone confirm before I buy the DVD or BD set.



I have already decided to grab the series 1-4 on DVD due to some reviews.
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Re: Doctor Who Tennant worth the Hi-Def upgrade?

Yes, the specials are an upgrade; they were shot in HD (1080i).
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Re: Doctor Who Tennant worth the Hi-Def upgrade?

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Yes, the specials are an upgrade; they were shot in HD (1080i).

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I'll stick with the DVD's for 1-4 since they were SD and grab the BD set for the specials
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Re: Doctor Who Tennant worth the Hi-Def upgrade?

Originally Posted by Vipper II
Yes, the specials are an upgrade; they were shot in HD (1080i).
Nitpicking, but "The Next Doctor" is an upconvert; the other three are natively high-def, though.
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Re: Doctor Who Tennant worth the Hi-Def upgrade?

If you can do PAL content, I'd go with the UK DVDs for 1-4. For one, they are in their native PAL resolution instead of converted NTSC (and PAL is higher resolution), and also it's about $55 shipped from Amazon UK for all four.
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Re: Doctor Who Tennant worth the Hi-Def upgrade?

Originally Posted by Adam Tyner
Nitpicking, but "The Next Doctor" is an upconvert; the other three are natively high-def, though.
Nitpicking, but the OP didn't mention that one .

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