Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1

    Question SG-1 on DVD: US vs UK release differences

    Hello Gateworld members, I'm currently on my 3rd watch of SG-1... original airings, Hulu and now DVDs!

    I was looking around for Stargate merchandise when I came across the UK boxed set. This set is 60 discs including the 2 direct to disc movies. Seasons 2 through 9 are spread across 6 discs each instead of 5 discs per season as it was released in the US. I was wondering if anyone knows anything about why this is different? Specifically is there any better encoding quality with some of these episodes? The US discs have as many as 5 episodes per disc whereas the UK seems to be 4 at most with the extra disc.

    I'd assume they were cut from the same master-- I'm just thinking about the digital compression when authored to the discs. I do also understand that seasons 1-3 were shot on 16mm film but is this responsible for all the noise I see on these episodes?

    Has anyone ever seen both releases?

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Major General sueKay's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2004
    Location
    In the multifandom region of subspace...shiny!
    Posts
    10,058

    Default Re: SG-1 on DVD: US vs UK release differences

    As far as I know there was no difference in the quality of the picture between the different regions. It was the extras that were different. Some regions got fewer audio commentaries for example.

    As for the noise, I really don't know.

    Part 2 coming very soon!! (this is a fic btw, not the Fandemonium novel)

  3. #3
    Lieutenant Colonel Hathor_girl's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    3,680

    Default Re: SG-1 on DVD: US vs UK release differences

    PAL television broadcasts have 625 lines of resolution, compared to NTSC's 525.

    More lines = more visual information. Possibly better picture quality and resolution, and probably larger files = not room for as many episodes per disc.

  4. #4

    Default Re: SG-1 on DVD: US vs UK release differences

    Thanks for the replies.

    I had thought about the resolution difference briefly yesterday and after reading your response did a search. I found a forum where SG-1 DVDs were discussed briefly and a user said the PAL discs were up-converted to the higher resolution. They seem to indicate it was added just for the DVD process and not captured as any real visual data during the process of converting from film to digital.

    http://www.makemkv.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7904

    I think I'll just move on from this thought. The DVDs are mostly fine and the show is always fantastic.

  5. #5
    Staff Sergeant Denisa's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    65

    Default Re: SG-1 on DVD: US vs UK release differences (bonus material)

    Hi, I wasn`t sure if I should start new thread, but the title of this one describes what I`d like to know.

    I`m considering buying the whole series on DVD and I want to ask for some help. I have region free DVD player, so it doesn`t matter to me if I buy DVD from UK, other Europian country or USA (I`ll probably buy from amazon anyway), but I care about bonus material, commentaries, interviews, featuretes etc. and I heard there are some differences. I also heard that for example on USA DVD episode Thread has only 42 minutes wherease on some is over 1 hour long. I want to ask if you know which set would be best to buy considering bonus material. I`m also curious if the discs have the tendency to get loose and scrached.
    I would really appreciate your imput.

  6. #6
    Staff Sergeant Denisa's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    65

    Default Re: SG-1 on DVD: US vs UK release differences

    I`d like to ask one more thing. Please do you have any idea why there are some much differences between running time of each box set?

    USA Stargate SG-1: The Complete Series + The Ark of Truth + Continuum Bundle has Run Time: 9441 minutes

    USA Stargate SG-1 Complete Series Seasons 1-10 Collection without movies has Run Time: 9800 minutes

    UK Stargate SG-1 - Complete Season 1-10 plus The Ark of Truth/ Continuum Run Time: 9035 minutes

    And German Stargate Kommando SG-1 - Die komplette Serie (inkl. Continuum, The Ark of Truth) Run Time: 9300 Minutes
    Last edited by Denisa; November 20th, 2017 at 11:25 PM.

  7. #7
    General Falcon Horus's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2004
    Location
    Kate Heightmeyer's office or thereabouts...
    Posts
    33,277

    Default Re: SG-1 on DVD: US vs UK release differences

    Denisa

    Maybe this might help you a bit regarding runtimes: Stargate DVD's and Blue-Rays from the Stargate Wiki. They list every feature and extra, you need to know about before you decide to go and buy them.

    I have this set for SG-1 (they are individual season sets but they form one gate): The Silver Box set
    The Tale of Heightmeyer's Lemming by Falcon Horus

    icon & signature by Falcon Horus || The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research || Pharaoh Hamenthotep @ Patreon
    Proper Stargate Rewatch still happening right now -- season 6 of SG-1

  8. #8
    Staff Sergeant Denisa's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    65

    Default Re: SG-1 on DVD: US vs UK release differences

    Thank you for the link, Falcon Horus. I really appreciate your reply . There is a lot of great info. It's a little pity though that last update was around 2008 and since then more sets were released. It's just little chaotic for a newer fan when you can find three or more differend DVDs with very different infos on them. I wish I knew someone who own one of those newer sets I posted above (either from USA or Europe). I don't have lot of free money that I could spend on that 300 dollars set, but I would like to support my favorite TV show .

  9. #9
    General Falcon Horus's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2004
    Location
    Kate Heightmeyer's office or thereabouts...
    Posts
    33,277

    Default Re: SG-1 on DVD: US vs UK release differences

    Perhaps ask the question on stargatecommand.co -- it seems there are a lot of folks who've never heard of Gateworld before so they're not dwelling in these parts. Perhaps someone there can help you out with the newer boxes.

    Registering is free.
    The Tale of Heightmeyer's Lemming by Falcon Horus

    icon & signature by Falcon Horus || The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research || Pharaoh Hamenthotep @ Patreon
    Proper Stargate Rewatch still happening right now -- season 6 of SG-1

  10. #10
    Staff Sergeant Denisa's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    65

    Default Re: SG-1 on DVD: US vs UK release differences

    Thank you for an advice I didn't know I can register when I live outside selected states.

  11. #11
    General Falcon Horus's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2004
    Location
    Kate Heightmeyer's office or thereabouts...
    Posts
    33,277

    Default Re: SG-1 on DVD: US vs UK release differences

    Quote Originally Posted by Denisa View Post
    Thank you for an advice I didn't know I can register when I live outside selected states.
    Everybody can register to the website, but only the 6 lucky countries can access the premium features of the website or the app.

    I'm not in a elligable country but I am a member of the website -- true, being a freebie is quite boring but there's a strange sort of exiliration watching a trainwreck happening.
    The Tale of Heightmeyer's Lemming by Falcon Horus

    icon & signature by Falcon Horus || The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research || Pharaoh Hamenthotep @ Patreon
    Proper Stargate Rewatch still happening right now -- season 6 of SG-1

Similar Threads

  1. TV and DVD Differences
    By chipmandoo in forum General Stargate Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: July 14th, 2006, 03:22 PM
  2. Forum differences?
    By babaganoosh in forum Off-Topic Chatter
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: October 29th, 2005, 01:32 AM
  3. The Movie and TV show differences
    By Bast in forum General Stargate Discussion
    Replies: 62
    Last Post: August 28th, 2005, 09:07 PM
  4. Differences between UK and US Threads?
    By Lord You in forum SG-1 General Discussion
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: March 15th, 2005, 09:16 PM
  5. Differences in Battlestar?
    By Elite Anubis Guard in forum Battlestar Galactica
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: November 23rd, 2004, 11:37 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •