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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 7 December 2012
The high-def picture restoration is a sight to behold. And, personally, I like the sympathetically updated effects. But for the purists who don't, there is the option to watch the episodes with the original effects only, via seamless branching. (However, this option is on the blu-ray editions only, not the DVDs, and may require firmware updates to work smoothly, apparently.)

However, there is a big 'BUT': I don't have, or want, a 7.1 surround sound knock-your-socks-off amplifier and speaker system. I am playing the audio through the TV stereo speakers, and like many who have already commented, the audio mix is less than desirable. Switching to the 2.0 Mono audio mix helps slightly, but only slightly.

The problem is this: The dialogue is so quiet, I have to turn the TV volume up to halfway to hear what is being said. (The most I have ever needed to turn it up to before is about a quarter or third.) But then the music and effects track blasts me out of my seat and I keep having to toggle the volume back-and-forth on the remote control.

If the audio was satisfactory I would have given this set 5 stars, as the restoration and extras are blu-ray reference material. I have therefore deducted one-and-a-half stars for the poor audio mix and another half-a-star for the cheap cardboard sleeves packaging. When will the distributors learn that all we really want are slim Amaray cases in a box - they store the discs safely, don't take up much space on the shelf and are easily accessible.

For a large distributor like CBS/Paramount, this slip in quality-control is poor. I haven't watched all the discs yet, so cannot comment if the audio is a problem across the whole set. I will update this post accordingly in the future, Stardate 1312.4

UPDATE:

Having watched the second disc, I am pleased to announce that the problem with the audio seems to iron itself out over the course of the disc. I have even switched back to the remastered surround sound mix for the last couple of episodes. All the remaining discs are fine. The only, arguably negligible, caveat is that Seasons 2 and 3 picture quality isn't quite as good as Season 1 (the grain is more noticeable and the picture is not always as sharp) but this is probably due to the source material because the budgets were reduced for these seasons.

Some viewers have also reported the picture occasionally freezing/jumping for a few frames during Seasons 2 and 3. This seems to be a problem on some blu-ray players, including mine, and is attributable to the 'BD LIVE' function. Once I went into my player settings and turned off anything to do with 'internet connection' and 'BD LIVE' the problem was resolved.

In summary, aside from the early audio issues and packaging gripes, this is an exemplary set of transfers of cult classic catalogue TV shows. I would particularly recommend the 'Trouble With Tribbles' disc from Season 2 due to the extras. (4 and a half stars out of 5.)
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VINE VOICEon 23 August 2015
This classic series speaks for itself. I also own the remastered DVD's, and the upgrade in picture and sound quality on these HD Remastered Blurays is amazing. My 1* rating is not for the series, but for the horrible cardboard disc holders. My set arrived with 4 discs from each season loose in the cardboard folder, and lots of little surface marks as a result. This set has been available four years now, and there are plenty of complaints on Amazon and other websites about this shoddy packaging. So, given they have had four years, what have Paramount done to address this issue....absolutely B...ALL that's what. Would it be too difficult for them to start using the same large plastic cases that come with The Next Generation Bluray boxset, and the cheaper Enterprise Bluray boxset? Of course it wouldn't, and the truth is they don't care about the criticism, or customers here in the UK, they just want your money. Disgusting, I'll be sending my set back and ordering either the individual seasons, or the US boxset.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 26 March 2014
I was brought up on the original Star Trek, so I'm glad I've got this. At first I wondered if the CGI updates would ruin it, because of how I remember it on TV but I am so glad to say I was wrong. This has been done so well to fit in with the whole look of the original series so top marks. Original and still the best!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 5 March 2015
If you like the original Star Trek series you'll love this. Not only are the external special effects brought up to date, the character scenes have also been cleaned up to give nice sharp images. A very good 'restoration'. The new special effects keep the same style as the original so it still feels like Star Trek.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 8 February 2014
This was such a good deal I couldn't pass it up. The DVDs are packaged well enough for my liking and the image quality is way better than I remember it. There's not much information about any cleanup they did and the menus are a bit clunky, but I'm extremely happy so far with the episodes I've had time to see.
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on 8 May 2012
Bought this after a year of being frustrated by being unable to watch the entire series with my old recordings. Was extremely happy to finally be able to watch all the way through. The clean up has worked extremely well and looks fantastic. The re-recorded score is almost identical allowing for feel although there is something about the quality just doesn't seem right if you're getting this for nostalgia.

Star Trek TOS nerds be warned, the outside space scenes are now CGI, although parts they've barely fiddled with it works fantastically (a certain cube and a certain sphere both look much better) the Enterprise often looks odd. Personally, apart from the Enterprise and jet plane in Earth's skies, the Enterprise looks worse than with the original effects. Other parts have had minor fiddling although often to benefit, for example the gorn now blinks or backgrounds may be bigger.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on 16 July 2011
I was completely skeptical about the remastering of these classic episodes.
I was wrong.
This has never looked better and the updated special effects actually look superb.
This is coming from somebody who has jealously guarded his DVD Treks (original,pre re-mastered).
With the blu-ray you also have the option of watching the remastered episodes with the original effects.
That after all is what captured our imaginations all those years ago,and preserves the genius work of the folks that made it happen.Their legacy is undiminished.
All in all a fantastic purchase.
George Lucas could watch and learn..it is possible to update and restore, without ruining the source material.
AT this price it is a steal.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 31 January 2014
I was concerned about buying this set rather than the normal DVD cases as the DVDs are in a card holder and there seems to be little to protect them from scratches. That being said they are held securely in place and do not move about as they would in a DVD case, you aren't likely to be getting them in and out constantly and if you were you could just slip something in to protect them or remove altogether. I am really anal about my DVDs and even I can put up with this. Also as a collector or semi OCD person it pleases me to know I can purchase matching sets for other series rather than having a mishmash of styles. A minor but important point and you can replace the card interior with CD holders and no-one would know as it would be in the box.

The inexpensive price makes up for the slightly cheap presentation/storage.

As this was before my time I only even caught a few repeats, usually at odd hours and never in the right order. Now I am up to the tribble eppisode and loving every minute. It is so wonderfully corny but caries well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 9 October 2014
Brilliant. The cleanup is very good and cgi does not interfere, it fits in well. No complaints
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 9 January 2013
Great buy especially as I brought it half price in the sale.
Not to keen on te cardboard sleeves the discs sit in and found 1 episode abit jumpy
But for the price I can't really complain.
The new digitally enhanced features make the episodes alot better in my opinion.
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