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$5 model
Enterprise ModelYup, for the extra $5 (and a little extra legwork) it cost to get the Target-exclusive limited edition Star Trek Blu-ray package that comes with an Enterprise model, you get a heck of a nice-looking starship -- which doubles as a case for the discs! (They fit inside the primary hull, aka the saucer section.)

It also looks a hell of a lot better when shot with the D40 and the zoom lens than with the Coolpix. I should find some black velvet and take a few more shots.
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stephthegeek From: stephthegeek Date: December 8th, 2009 07:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Oooh that's neat!
vvalkyri From: vvalkyri Date: December 8th, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's great! Is it available not with blu-ray? And how expensive are blu-ray? And do blu-ray play normal dvds?
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: December 10th, 2009 06:24 am (UTC) (Link)

I don't know if they've also produced a DVD version of the Target limited edition movie. You should check at a Target, though!

Blu-ray versions of movies are usually a few bucks more than DVD versions, but it varies a lot. Star Trek DVD sets seem to be running $21-25, the plain Blu-ray looks to be selling online for $23-30 (Target had it for $30), and this Target limited edition Blu-ray was $35.

Oh, and Blu-ray players do play DVDs as well as Blu-ray Discs.

Edited at 2009-12-10 06:27 am (UTC)
vvalkyri From: vvalkyri Date: December 10th, 2009 01:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
how expensive are blu-ray players?
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: December 10th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

As little as $100ish for a decent player for the first time this holiday season. I got a nice one from Woot for about $130 several weeks ago.
vvalkyri From: vvalkyri Date: December 10th, 2009 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
is it that much more marvelous?
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: December 10th, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

Well, I watched non-HD satellite TV for a while on my HDTV, and I've been watching non-HD DVDs all along, and it was OK.

HD is better, and yeah, actually, Blu-ray is spectacular. HD cable is pretty good, but is crazy compressed. The image quality isn't nearly as good as it should be in most cases.

If you appreciate the difference between TV and HDTV, you'd appreciate what a major movie (like, say, "The Dark Knight" or "Star Trek") looks like on a Blu-ray.
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mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: December 10th, 2009 06:27 am (UTC) (Link)

Aww. :-)
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