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  1. carsher

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    Seeing as they were recorded on hi-def I was wondering if they will be released on it?
     
  2. jacksmith

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    I remember dave saying it's coming to Blu ray. Probabley after the DVD SD release mind.
     
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    Thats good to know then, I'll wait for that.
     
  4. TheAmazingDannyKing

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    Yeah, Dave promised Blu-Ray, but here on RD.co.uk there's been no word and mention it won't happen.

    It's all a bit confusing if you ask me!
     
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    Just butting in to say that I don't intend to buy both DVD and Blu-Ray versions of BTE. So, I'd be very grateful if this question of a blu-ray release was furnished with some facts. If I knew there was no prospect of seeing RD in HD, I'd have pre-ordered the DVD ages ago.
     
  6. carsher

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    I know what you mean it'd be much easier if they had the same release date
     
  7. Mardroid

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    Keep your eye on the site. If a Blu-ray release is planned you'll see the news there. They won't releast the information until they're ready though.

    Personally, I think it will happen, but I think you might have to wait a while.
     
  8. PaddyC84

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    UKTV will be showing it in HD through Sky Anytime and Virgin Media later in the year so if you want to see it in HD wait a few months.
     
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    ....Honestly?

    :-D I can't wait.
     
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    Agreed...if they do have plans on releasing BTE on blu-ray, i wish they would say it before they release the DVD...or just throw us a bone so we don't go out and buy the DVD when there is going to be a blu-ray released in the future.
     
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    I would buy both anyway haha. So it doesnt bother me.
     
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    Does it actually make that much difference? Or do you need a football pitch sized TV and a sound system that alienates your penpal's neighbours in order to appreciate HD?

    Just asking.
     
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    HD in my opinion of course, is amazing! You don't need a massive television, just a compatible version to watch it on. This is the first Red Dwarf release in 5.1 Dolby Digital, so it will be something quite special, but by no means the best available right now, 7.1 Master Audio being the case. It's all down to personal preference, but it's starting to be the norm with Sky now transmitting in HD and 5.1 as standard on certain channels.

    The RED cameras used in the show are way above Blu-ray in quality, but as yet nothing to view it on, well not in the public sector. Blu-ray will give the best definition available at this present time, and with the future of television changing to all compatible digital signals, we as a consumer will have to follow, or just watch a blank screen.
     
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    No but it makes it more enjoyable:-D
     
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    I've just upgraded to an HD set-up it it's proving very interesting.

    I do think there's a certain amount of techy nonsense when it comes to these things. In a world where people are watching as much video material on YouTube as they are on TV, there's a question mark over how much difference the latest makes after a certain point. Technically a 7.1 set-up might beat 5.1, but at home, in the living room, when you're between ironing your sneezes...?

    You're never going to be able to film a thing and assume a great set-up. The thing you make will be on iPods and hi-def discs. The sound in tinny earphones and stonking speakers. Ultimately, the story's the thing.

    All of that said, here's the thing - we shot and edited our broadcast documentary in hi-def, and while we were mixing the sound I saw in standard for the first time. Honestly, I thought it was VHS.

    You notice difference, I'd suggest, more than you notice intrinsic quality.

    I have a Bluray player, but only because it was free with my TV. I'm not planning on upgrading my DVDs or starting on the new discs. The logistics don't work right now - I need my discs to play on my bedroom player, on my friends' players, and (crucially) on my Mac. Which means I need em on DVD.

    I will say, though, that everything I've watched on the HD telly so far on DVD has looked great. It's upscaling the DVD to best quality, and it IS an improvement.

    Which is to say: I wouldn't go to Bluray (likely to be a short-lived technology as download becomes the key format, as it has with music), but I would get a decent HD TV to watch DVDs on. It makes a difference.

    I put Casino Royale's Bluray disc on and there is, definitely, an improvement over DVD. A mass of detail available. But, seriously, it's not enough to change my mind; the DVD still looked 'good'.

    Still, I'm looking forward to HD Freeview, no question. And every HD trailer I download - with my Mac handly outputting to the TV at full resolution - is a pleasure. Movies are likely to follow. And I love gaming on a screen that is bigger and so much more detailed. The Xbox 360 never looked so lovely.
     
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    Great thing is, the XBOX actually upscales DVD's to near HD.
     
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    For the best of all worlds you want to get yourself a Playstaion 3 Coming soon live music streaming via playstation network, Not to mention inpeccable gaming (still not the best for quantity but getting there), dvd upscaling, Cheapest and highest quality bluray player around, I could go on.

    As for Downloads I'm not a fan and never will be I'll always buy the cd, dvd or bluray. That way you will always have the original copy so should your ipod get knicked or something happens to your pc/xbox/ps3/bluray recorder, then you still have the original copy and you will never lose it. I still think thats the way the majority of people still see it aswell, so Bluray will probably be around as long as dvd and vhs.
     
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    I can't believe you wrote that without barfing at how much of an advertisment you sound.
     
  19. Andrew

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    You may think it's the way the majority see it, but you only have to look at the music industry to see that's not the case.

    The convenience (who's ripping Blurays to watch on their media players?! Hell, most still aren't able to do it for DVD), the ease of purchase (impulse buying is key, and the online music impulse doesn't have to happen in business hours), the cheapness of memory - and therefore back-up memory - have all totally revolutionised an industry. There is simply no way the video market won't follow.

    Environmental concerns impact on the way we purchase media is also a factor...

    Bluray may last as long as VHS and DVD. But duration is no way to measure it - ubiquity is. And I just don't see it overtaking DVD before the download format overtakes them both.
     
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    I agree mostly with MarioKart2007. The download format may take over but I think it will be quite a few years before it takes over completely. I treasure my original CDs, DVDs and Blurays. I know where they all are and can locate them in seconds and transfer them to whatever device as necessary. I can spend ages searching for downloaded content on my PC, if I'm lucky enough to find it at all.
     

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