Dynasty Remastered!

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  1. Jason

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    Hey guys,

    I'm not sure if anyone has brought this up but I noticed that CWSeed has HD REMASTERED versions Dynasty streaming! I was able to download all of the 1080p versions and compared them to the DVDs and the differences are quite striking. It's still a far cry from Blu-Ray quality... but the level of detail is increased the colors are far more vibrant.
     

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  2. GillesDenver

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    Great news ! Season 1 deserved it ! Unfortunately, I don't think European people like me can download them. :-/
     
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    Looking at those 2 images really shows the differences. Pity some of these media conglomerates cannot employ the services of some company to add this treatment to Lorimar Dallas and re-release it on Blu-ray as a box set. Computer software has come a long way.
     
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    It's kind of incredible how bright and cleaned up it looks. And it also shows just how muddy the versions I have been watching are even though I have thought they looked great.
     
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    Oh my God, that looks amazing! :D What aspect ratio is that? It almost looks like widescreen, but that would probably be too good to be true.

    Season 1 is my favorite (after season 2 of course). I would absolutely love to have it in glorious HD! Unfortunately CWSeed is only available in the US :(
     
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    I hadn't even noticed about the aspect ratio but it does seem that in the remastered version there is a bit more visible in the shot around the edges of the picture. Its slightly zoomed out?
     
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    Jason any update on this please ?
     
  8. Matthew Blaisdel

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    Yeah, but that's normal in the case of a remaster. The other more blurry picture has less information around the corners because of several compressing cycles with each cutting something in the corners and the picture getting smaller and smaller and the black bars bigger and bigger.
    The better one ist just a new, untouched version and probably directly taken from the untouched stream and not DVD or such compressed medium.

    And it's 4:3, as the whole show was shot in 4:3, that's the intended format, noone had 16:9 in mind while shooting Dynasty, so there can never be a 16:9-Version, unless you zoom in and lose lot of information. But everyone can do that at the own TV... just zoom in until it fits the 16:9 screen.
    Of course that's not the way it's intended to be seen by the shows cinematographer... that is (and will always be) 4:3. ;)
     
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    It was the same way w/Fox's widescreen all-in-one of O-R CBS 1965-68 Lost In Space (shot in 4:3 [cinematographer's intention], then expanded to 16:9).
     
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    I'm glad they didn't do that with Dynasty. It's in 4:3, as intended, the process is done. ;)
     
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    The CW has removed DYNASTY from seed, so I don't see the remastered version available anymore.
     

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