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3.0 out of 5 stars Great series but this boxset is only 1080i!, 19 Nov. 2012
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This review is from: The Wonders Collection [Blu-ray] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
Couldn't believe it when i noticed both Wonders series on bluray for £9.99 so immediately ordered. Once recieved i was shocked to see The Wonders of the Solar System case saying BBC DVD on the front despite both series being in standard bluray cases. I checked the back and it's max is 1080i, which although is HD it's basically around 720p. Those on a smaller TV will probably not notice any difference but on my big Sony it's clear to see it's not full HD. It actually made me check they had not sent me dvd's by mistake or that it was an independant seller at the con but it's amazon's product.
Watched these shows on tv and loved them to bits, a must for Space/sci-fi fans and i highly recommend it and couldn't wait to view it in full HD. Why use the largest BD-50 discs to put the product on only to reduce the resolution, CRAZY!!
Like many i have the dvd boxset and was upgrading to this and i have now got a very slightly improved duplicate dvd boxset. It's like the format the very first blurays were released in, 720p/1080i but it's nearly 2013 and even the poundshop bluray trash has more res than this! lol
Boxsets like The Universe, Space on 1080p blew me away but this product has let Prof. Cox's superb spectacle down big time, hence the missing stars!
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Initial post: 28 Jan 2013, 11:32:21 GMT
Kret says:
You are mistaking resolution with the way 1080i and 1080p picture is generated on the tv. Both formats are full HD that is 1920x1080. Here's link that explains it better http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1080i

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jan 2013, 07:49:19 GMT
Sam Todd says:
Thanks but i'll stick to the evidence on my 50" Sony and you can knock yourself out on wikipedia!

Posted on 8 Jun 2014, 07:40:45 BST
1080i being the same as 720p is such a common misconception. If you actually watch the Blu-ray you can easily tell it is far above 720p quality. Your TV will de-interlace and every frame is a full 1080p frame. It's 1080i50 so after de-interlacing is 108p25.

Posted on 29 Nov 2015, 11:40:02 GMT
P Williams says:
Sounds like you need a better TV that de-interlaces properly! 1080 lines are 1080 lines, not 720
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