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Excellent re-mastering job.
on 3 June 2013
Can't fault this. The quality of the pictures, and sound make it look like it was produced only yesterday.
One thing I've noted though in other comments, is the 'Complaint' that ST TNG isn't in 16:9 format. The reason is really quite simple; the shows were produced in the 4:3 era 1987...and the productions of the day 'framed' the shots with this very much in mind, as it was the 'Standard' of the day.
The other element is that when actually shooting the programmes, scenes involving close-ups, medium shots, master wide shots are lit for every shot. Often on the edge of frame the lighting Cameraman, will have placed lights, go-bo's, and reflectors literally just out of the picture...so the original camera negative often has some of these items in what's known as the 'over-scan' part of the frame. So to transfer the Camera Negs into 16:9 would reveal this equipment on the edge of the shots.
While it's possible to 're-frame' 4:3 into 16:9, the trade-off is to lose part of the original 4:3 image. Far better to see the shot as originally intended, and you'll forget it's 4:3 within a few minutes anyway.
Enjoy this Show for it's content, and picture/sound quality. CBS Digital have done an amazing job.