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Nekomajin
1 month ago

And then companies complain about illegal downloading…

lakawak
lakawak
25 days ago
Reply to  Nekomajin

Wahhhhh! I can’t have it any time I want it! I am ENTTILED! Mommmy! Someone is saying the world doesn’t revolve aournd me. But you raised me to think it did.I am so desperately unprepared for adulthood mommmmmmy!

MarylandBill
MarylandBill
1 month ago

Then it only come back to Prime a few months ago?

SirStephenH
SirStephenH
1 month ago

“Prime Video is the only streamer to offer what is (by far) the best version of Stargate SG-1 Seasons One through Seven. These early seasons are only available in 4:3 aspect ratio and 480p standard definition video on other streamers. Only Amazon has the clean, 16:9 episodes with upscaled video quality.”

The overall quality is better but 16:9 isn’t good because it’s just cropped 4:3 (the original aspect ratio). You lose the top and bottom of the picture this way. They started filming 16:9 beginning with season 8.

Darren
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  SirStephenH

@SirStephenH – This is not the case, as shown in the screencaps of Thor above.

SG-1 was filmed and edited for BOTH 4:3 and 16:9 from the start. IIRC the show aired in 16:9 on Showtime (and then 4:3 in syndication); but the original DVD releases are definitely 16:9 native (not cropped).

lakawak
lakawak
25 days ago
Reply to  Darren

IT is just as bad. If they don’t crop to fake 16:9, then they add extra at the sides. parts of the shot that were never intended to be seen. AT BEST it is useless information. At worst, if not careful, it means seeing crouching crew members or equipment.

Let me guess…you are the type of person that uses the WIDE setting on your TV because god forbid there are black bars on the sides of old TV shows.

Anna Plummer
Anna Plummer
22 days ago
Reply to  lakawak

The comment and insult I’m replying to is an EXCELLENT example of “double ignorance” (Socrates). This is very entertaining, and I’m sure there’s probably a parable about it, something Jack O’Neill and Shamda might know (“Ah, but birds of a feather”, Fallen, Season 7 Ep 01) for a few reasons: The comment shows that the person who wrote it has little understanding of aspect ratios, especially from an actor’s or director’s perspective, but argues about it as if they did, so making the comment not only shows their lack of understanding, but not realizing it, arguing about it, and making… Read more »

Last edited 22 days ago by Anna Plummer
Joe
Joe
1 month ago

Says I need MGM membership to watch it…

lakawak
lakawak
25 days ago

Oh god..not this again. It is BETTER to have the ORIGINAL aspect ratio than the faked widescreen IT is amazing. Stargate fans are literally the ON LY ones that want either cropped (therefore missing part of the intended frame) or added frame (therefroe icluding useless parts of the frame) verisons of their show. Simpsons fans literally waed a war for on FXX with The Simpsons World and then Disney to allow them to watch the early seasons as they were always intended. Because literally 99.99999% of people are smart enoguh to know that converting what was 4:3 to 16:9 is… Read more »

Darren
Admin
25 days ago
Reply to  lakawak

I don’t understand why you are on this bizarre aggro kick, lakawak. The widescreen was not faked by cropping a 4:3 image (which is what The Simpsons row was over), nor was “extra” material “added” to the image. The show’s prodution filmed the show in widescreen while simultaneously protecting for 4:3 — and even created digital effects shots in widescreen — so that they would have options for various networks and other distribution outlets. The widescreen episodes were released on DVD starting around 2000, and aired letterboxed on SCI FI Channel starting in 2002. This is all documented. In 2004… Read more »

Lance
Lance
23 days ago

I am not sure if it means anything, I am fairly new to prime, but I quit getting the message it is leaving prime a day before the deadline is up

Jerry
Jerry
23 days ago
Reply to  Lance

Yeah same here! I will find out for sure when I try to continue watching SG-1 later today. Also, Stargate Atlantis seems to be back too.

Richard
Richard
22 days ago

Good work! I was going to comment about the shows not leaving Amazon. Darren is doing a fantastic job as always.

Darren
Admin
22 days ago
Reply to  Richard

Thanks everyone for your comments! The “Leaving” flag at the top of the show pages was gone on Dec. 30th, but I still saw a “Leaving in 75 minutes …” notation under the first episode. Today they are all gone, and I can stream normally.

Wlans
Wlans
21 days ago

So, it looks like i still have it on my prime… not sure why…