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Old 11-05-16, 03:37 PM   #51
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Re: Knight Rider, Miami Vice Complete Series Blu-rays -- 10/4/16

Early customers are now the beta testers for most releases. It's obvious that larger television sets are receiving virtually no quality control or testing before release.
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Old 11-05-16, 05:10 PM   #52
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Early customers are now the beta testers for most releases. It's obvious that larger television sets are receiving virtually no quality control or testing before release.
Such as compression-hell releases like Supergirl season 1 with 20 episodes crammed onto three bluray discs. (ie. 7 episodes crammed into ~35GB per disc. More than 10GB of wasted empty space per bluray disc!).

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Old 11-17-16, 02:37 PM   #53
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Such as compression-hell releases like Supergirl season 1 with 20 episodes crammed onto three bluray discs. (ie. 7 episodes crammed into ~35GB per disc. More than 10GB of wasted empty space per bluray disc!).
Against my better judgement, I picked up the season 5 bluray of Person of Interest.

I noticed two of the discs had five episodes per disc, at only around 30 gigs per disc. (The third disc was a single-layered disc at around 24 gigs). Approximately 6 gigs per episode.

It appears Warner is now cutting corners in the direction of compression-hell, just like the bottom-feeders Mill Creek. In hindsight, I'm glad I didn't pick up the Blindspot season 1 bluray (however tempting it was).


It seems like Warner is buying into the notion of "streaming quality is good enough" for their recent tv show blurays. So much for being in the tv on bluray market.

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Old 11-17-16, 02:39 PM   #54
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Re: Knight Rider, Miami Vice Complete Series Blu-rays -- 10/4/16

Notice how the other studios have largely stopped issuing TV on BD. WB is at least still putting them out. Blindspot turned out rather nicely on Blu-ray.
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Old 11-17-16, 07:16 PM   #55
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Re: Knight Rider, Miami Vice Complete Series Blu-rays -- 10/4/16

Good point ^.

I'm undecided on whether I'll start picking up Blindspot on bluray. First I want to see whether Warner will go even further downhill into compression-hell, with a (hypothetical) season 2 bluray set of Blindspot.

The only other current network show I could be interested in on bluray, would be Blacklist. But with the less than stellar season 3, I decided not to pick up the season 3 bluray. (I have seasons 1 and 2 on bluray). With season 4 being a total joke so far, I'm even less inclined to pick up a (hypothetical) season 4 bluray of Blacklist.

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Old 11-18-16, 07:54 AM   #56
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I'm undecided on whether I'll start picking up Blindspot on bluray. First I want to see whether Warner will go even further downhill into compression-hell, with a (hypothetical) season 2 bluray set of Blindspot.
For example, if Warner lowers themselves further down to crappiness such as cramming 8 episodes onto one bluray disc, at 4 or 5 gigs (or less) per episode.

(ie. Turning four-disc 22-24 episode bluray season sets, into three-disc bluray season sets).
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Old 11-18-16, 05:33 PM   #57
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Re: Knight Rider, Miami Vice Complete Series Blu-rays -- 10/4/16

It is impossible to find the Miami Vice set in perfect condition since all of them have dents and nicks along the corners and edges of the boxes.
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Old 11-18-16, 05:35 PM   #58
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Re: Knight Rider, Miami Vice Complete Series Blu-rays -- 10/4/16

My set arrived from Amazon in perfect condition. No crushed corners or anything of the like.
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Re: Knight Rider, Miami Vice Complete Series Blu-rays -- 10/4/16

My Miami Vice replacement discs came in the mail today.

For the record, it's 2 discs from season 1 and 1 disc from season 4.

I don't have a sophisticated audio setup, so I wouldn't have noticed the bad audio mixes anyways, but I figured why the hell not and sent in a request for them.
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Old 12-27-16, 09:34 PM   #60
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Re: Knight Rider, Miami Vice Complete Series Blu-rays -- 10/4/16

I emailed a request on the 22nd, the replacement discs arrived today. A+
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My Miami Vice replacement discs came in the mail today.

For the record, it's 2 discs from season 1 and 1 disc from season 4.

I don't have a sophisticated audio setup, so I wouldn't have noticed the bad audio mixes anyways, but I figured why the hell not and sent in a request for them.
I've been watching Miami Vice on my bedroom TV, so no audio setup. But that audio echo is very noticeable. Also got my replacement discs, but I'm almost done with the series.
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Old 12-28-16, 11:17 AM   #62
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Re: Knight Rider, Miami Vice Complete Series Blu-rays -- 10/4/16

I sent off my for discs today. Thanks for the heads up on the disc replacement program!
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Re: Knight Rider, Miami Vice Complete Series Blu-rays -- 10/4/16

I managed to snag a new, sealed copy of the Miami Vice Blu-ray set on eBay for $41.50 with free shipping, a price I'm pretty happy with. Sent off for the replacement discs, BTW, Mill Creek didn't even bat an eye despite the fact that it was bought on eBay. In fact the replacement discs arrived a couple of days ahead of the actual set. Looking forward to spinning the pilot today while I work out.
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Old 01-15-17, 12:59 AM   #64
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Re: Knight Rider, Miami Vice Complete Series Blu-rays -- 10/4/16

I got my replacement discs in the other day. You can tell that they are replacements by the numbers under where the disc is numbered. The originals didn't have that. Mill Creek got it done for us and the set is well worth the money. The only things I wish it had would be a couple of special features and subtitles or closed captioning.
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Old 01-15-17, 08:30 AM   #65
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Re: Knight Rider, Miami Vice Complete Series Blu-rays -- 10/4/16

Ditto for me on the subs. Also, I wish the audio was a lot "hotter", i.e.: louder. For such a music driven show the audio is fairly weak IMO. Granted, I'm not using a surround sound system or anything as I like it as simple as possible, but for at least the first disc of season 1 I have to crank the volume to about 92/100 to really have a comfortable volume level. A small quibble I know. Still a tremendous value especially compared to the average price of the U.K. set.
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Old 05-08-17, 09:05 AM   #66
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Re: Knight Rider, Miami Vice Complete Series Blu-rays -- 10/4/16

Fry's has both sets along with Quantum Leap and 70's Show for $32.99 today with promo code.

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Old 08-11-17, 05:44 PM   #67
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Re: Knight Rider, Miami Vice Complete Series Blu-rays -- 10/4/16

I watched the pilot of Miami Vice and so far it looks good though the menus look amateurish and like somebody created them on their computer with their own software program.
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Old 08-11-17, 06:41 PM   #68
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Re: Knight Rider, Miami Vice Complete Series Blu-rays -- 10/4/16

Hey, Mill Creek got these released and looking good. Amateur menus are fine by me.
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Old 08-13-17, 05:49 PM   #69
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Re: Knight Rider, Miami Vice Complete Series Blu-rays -- 10/4/16

One thing that did not change was Phillip Michael Thomas overacting.
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Old 08-14-17, 05:53 AM   #70
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Re: Knight Rider, Miami Vice Complete Series Blu-rays -- 10/4/16

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One thing that did not change was Phillip Michael Thomas overacting.
Or his laughable Jamaican accent.
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Old 08-14-17, 06:01 PM   #71
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