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Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

Old 11-24-20, 03:38 PM
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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

If I'm watching .mkv/.mp4 files I just use a USB thumb drive and plug it into my blu-ray player.

If you have a newer tv with a USB port, you can plug it directly into your tv, too. But my blu-ray player has an easily accessible USB port, and it's quicker and easier to do it that way than reach around the back of my tv.
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
If I'm watching .mkv/.mp4 files I just use a USB thumb drive and plug it into my blu-ray player.

If you have a newer tv with a USB port, you can plug it directly into your tv, too. But my blu-ray player has an easily accessible USB port, and it's quicker and easier to do it that way than reach around the back of my tv.
I just worry that the files for 4k77 and the like would be gigantic,
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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

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I just worry that the files for 4k77 and the like would be gigantic,
Depends on your definition of gigantic. The 4K83 UHD with DNR is about 71GB, which is the largest of the Star Wars "preservation" files that I've encountered. But you can get a 512GB thumb drive for about $65 to hold all the versions you may want.
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Old 11-25-20, 01:03 AM
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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

Originally Posted by Mike86 View Post
The individual 4K releases are $14.99 on Amazon. Pretty good price on them. Tempted to pick up the prequels.

Edit: I guess itís not all of them. Looks like The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Solo, and The Last Jedi are the only ones in stock.
Empire is out of stock at Amazon and Return of the Jedi is $13.99 and A New Hope is $17.99
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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

No Black Friday deal on the Best Buy box set.
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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

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No Black Friday deal on the Best Buy box set.
There is, but itís the same lackluster deal itís been since Best Buy rolled out their first Black Friday preview sales weeks ago.
Old 11-27-20, 06:58 PM
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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

I think $199.99 is the floor for the set.
Old 11-30-20, 08:28 PM
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It went back up to $249
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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

Originally Posted by kefrank View Post
Depends on your definition of gigantic. The 4K83 UHD with DNR is about 71GB, which is the largest of the Star Wars "preservation" files that I've encountered. But you can get a 512GB thumb drive for about $65 to hold all the versions you may want.
I think I paid that much for the most recent Harmy versions of the entire trilogy on BDs with a crap ton of extras (actually each came with a bonus disc as well) on ebay. No regrets.
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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

169.99 Flash Sale at Best Buy if anyone's still looking for a deal.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/star-wa...?skuId=6393929
Old 01-13-21, 07:48 AM
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I bought the 3-disc sets of ANH and ESB from eBay. Good upgrade, IMO. I don't have a 4k player yet, though.

Newer transfer is on the BDs, e.g. new BD is 38GB vs 20GB for old BD. Harmy had used the old BD as a source.

I will buy the other saga sets.
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Finally broke down and accepted reality. I bought what will probably be my "forever copies" of the OT.


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I have those on laserdisc.
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I mean, the best official copy of the GOAT are the Limited Edition DVDs that had the laserdisc masters as a "bonus" disc. I believe they have slightly better resolution/detail than the Laserdiscs, due to the limitations of the LD format.

Personally, I have the letterboxed VHS collectors set from the early 90s, and have had it since the early 90s.

Not my photo, one I found online, but I have the same set:


Of course, I also have some unofficial HD copies of GOAT now.
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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

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I mean, the best official copy of the GOAT are the Limited Edition DVDs that had the laserdisc masters as a "bonus" disc. I believe they have slightly better resolution/detail than the Laserdiscs, due to the limitations of the LD format.
Yes, I kept these, sold off the non original versions, popped these discs in the first DVD release boxset box and kept the bonus disc featuring Empire of Dreams.
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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

I have this



and copies of the Despecialized versions that a friend burned to BD for me. All I need.
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I have this



and copies of the Despecialized versions that a friend burned to BD for me. All I need.
The Tag Line for this 1995 release was The Originals One Last Time. I was following the news of the Special Editions at that time, and knew what it meant, but most people had no idea about them
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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

Originally Posted by Jay G. View Post
I mean, the best official copy of the GOAT are the Limited Edition DVDs that had the laserdisc masters as a "bonus" disc. I believe they have slightly better resolution/detail than the Laserdiscs, due to the limitations of the LD format.
I have those DVDs (found them last year at a thrift store for $3), and I kinda think the LD might look a smidge better because they're analog and the DVD is digital and it doesn't blow up quite as well on a larger display. I was still able to enjoy them on my 60" display, but it was clearly an inferior presentation.


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Yes, I kept these, sold off the non original versions, popped these discs in the first DVD release boxset box and kept the bonus disc featuring Empire of Dreams.
I found a loose copy of Empire of Dreams at a thrift store and listed my silver box trilogy on eBay. Still hasn't sold, the market is flooded with them.

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The Tag Line for this 1995 release was The Originals One Last Time. I was following the news of the Special Editions at that time, and knew what it meant, but most people had no idea about them
Literally nobody thought that meant they would be forever removed from circulation. Nobody in their right mind had that thought, it was always assumed to be that particular VHS release.
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I have those DVDs (found them last year at a thrift store for $3), and I kinda think the LD might look a smidge better because they're analog and the DVD is digital and it doesn't blow up quite as well on a larger display. I was still able to enjoy them on my 60" display, but it was clearly an inferior presentation.



I found a loose copy of Empire of Dreams at a thrift store and listed my silver box trilogy on eBay. Still hasn't sold, the market is flooded with them.


Literally nobody thought that meant they would be forever removed from circulation. Nobody in their right mind had that thought, it was always assumed to be that particular VHS release.
I was running a video store at the time, and was a subscriber to Star Wars Insider. I knew what they meant in 1995
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Originally Posted by stvn1974 View Post
I have this



and copies of the Despecialized versions that a friend burned to BD for me. All I need.

I got those from K-Mart but without the fancy box

Did they really have THX sound and what kind of TV could support that in the 90's?

I never opened them but since they are VHS I doubt anybody would pay a premium price if I decided to sell them.





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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

So did anyone here actually purchase this set?

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So did anyone here actually purchase this set?
No. I hate, loathe and despise the Prequels, Special Editions and Sequel trilogy.
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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

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So did anyone here actually purchase this set?
I vowed not to buy any of the blu-ray sets until the OOT was released. Here I am 16 years later, still no Star Wars blu-rays.

Of course I do have Disney+ and did watch all the Star Wars movies through that so Iím no quite as abstinent as I claim to be.

I still didnít buy the Blu-rays thoughÖ
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Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
So did anyone here actually purchase this set?
I have all the films, I'm good. I don't need a big box.
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Originally Posted by Hulkabrgr View Post
I was running a video store at the time, and was a subscriber to Star Wars Insider. I knew what they meant in 1995
Ok, maybe somebody in the business. But just regular folks that just liked watching movies would never consider that to be a thing where they would stop making sets of the most popular movies ever.


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Did they really have THX sound and what kind of TV could support that in the 90's?

THX isnít a sound format, itís a QA process. It was supposed to get extra attention during the transfer process. It used to mean something but they started putting it on any old crap.

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
So did anyone here actually purchase this set?
Too much for not enough. Leaving out Solo and Rogue One didnít make any sense to me.
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