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Clearing up confused reviews,
This review is from: Doctor Who: The Complete Box Set - Series 1-7 [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Ok. lots of reviews on here were posted BEFORE the set came out: so they have errors and assumptions.
Series 1-4 are 1080p as advertised, not 1080i.
They run at 24fps, so yes, they do run a bit slower.
Series 5-7 are the same as previous Bluray releases, so no change there.
The Specials, however, are a complete shambles.
They are plagued with the same technical issues the previous set has: namely they are badly converted to 60hz and so they jerk around all over the place which makes them unwatchable. It's not just when the camera pans (like you get when you watch an NTSC R1 movie on DVD), but also when people move on a an otherwise still screen.
The ONLY special that does NOT suffer from this is "Planet Of The Dead". That too is 60hz though, so they can obviously do it right if they wanted to.
It's just BBC Worldwide being cheap/tight (take your pick). A perfect opportunity to correct mistakes has been missed.
Obviously we live in an era where quality control doesn't exist.
Like a fool I'd sold my DVD boxsets before this came out to help cover some of the cost. I should have kept my Specials DVD set.
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Initial post: 3 Nov 2013 03:45:39 GMT
You are correct in the fact that my review was written before the set came out but just one small point. You clearly state that "Series 1-4 are 1080p as advertised, not 1080i" yet for my review I copied & pasted the details direct from the BBC Shop site which were as follows :- "Newly remastered in 1080i resolution for the first time" which referred Series 1-4. We are both in total agreement that this is an absolute shambles & a rip off ... even with a Blu-ray player I still chose to purchase series 5 & 6 in DVD ... for me personally given that this is a BBC TV series & not a mega bucks Hollywood production that is good enough & I have no qualms as to the quality of playback I am receiving (it's in 5.1 surround sound after all so why the obsession with Blu-ray is beyond me as if you have a decent system it upscales it for you anyway). I just wish people had taken more notice of my review that I posted when this was first announced for release ... I got it almost spot on but I hate people who tell you "I told you so" which means I will shut up now. Well done on the rest of your review, unfortunately I didn't have your knowledge when I posted mine & I'm really sorry you sold your DVD sets to fund this abomination. Peace & love TJ
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