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by deltavega
Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Columbo Japanese Bluray Collection
Replies: 4
Views: 872

Re: Columbo Japanese Bluray Collection

Looks like an episode of Columbo is coming out on Bluray in Germany. Unfortunately it's only one episode - By Dawns Early Light . The military one with Patrick McGhooan.
Not very clear at the moment but the Koch media site seems to indicate it will retain it's correct 4:3 ratio.
by deltavega
Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: 104mhz to 108mhz ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1978

Re: 104mhz to 108mhz ?

I concur.
In the late 70's / early 80's I was able to pick up Anglia tv audio on my dads FM receiver . I assumed it was from the 405 transmission which I thought was in the same VHF band as FM radio.
by deltavega
Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Tv Times
Replies: 82
Views: 9629

Re: Tv Times

I expect I was far from alone is not looking at the radio listings even once which is why I suppose the original scanner chose to skip radio listings in many issues- because not many people care. Really ? I don't know. Maybe you have a better reason . I expect if radio was of interest to enough peo...
by deltavega
Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Tv Times
Replies: 82
Views: 9629

Re: Tv Times

As we've already established you have an interest in the radio listings of the Radio Times I suppose you would think of it as regional. Not having an interest in radio , let alone the BBC local radio stations , most of which spent a good amount of time simulcasting Radio 2, the sole area of my inter...
by deltavega
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Tv Times
Replies: 82
Views: 9629

Re: Tv Times

Does anyone know many TVTIMES EXTRA editions were done? I remember a Crossroads one in about 1981, and also my Nan had a Coronation Street one which had a picture of Ena Sharples and various others on dodgems on the cover: I don't recall it having the TV Times logo anywhere on it though. If memory ...
by deltavega
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Tv Times
Replies: 82
Views: 9629

Re: Tv Times

Not sure how anyone can look at a TV TImes of the 70's and say the RT is better quality . I would say its quality by a mile because as you can see from other opinions the RT issues of that era are as dull as ditchwater in comparison to the TVT . The scans of TV Times make for interesting reading bu...
by deltavega
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Tv Times
Replies: 82
Views: 9629

Re: Tv Times

RT issues may be easier to get but people generally don't want them because they are dull in comparison. Doesn't it ever occur to you that people buy old listings magazines because of the listings in them, rather than them being a "good read" in general? As that's the reason I've been buying them f...
by deltavega
Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Tv Times
Replies: 82
Views: 9629

Re: Tv Times

With your comment that £5.99 was too much, indeed the cost of the original magazines was too much, you seem to err on the side of wanting something for nothing. I was surprised by this as surely as someone who had three boxes of magazines to scan to supplement what is available on the discs, you wo...
by deltavega
Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Tv Times
Replies: 82
Views: 9629

Re: Tv Times

£320 seems way over the top for those 30 issues based on the prices I see similar issues usually being sold for. £5.99 is a high price in comparison to other ebay sellers with similar discs currently listed for £3.49 and as the opening post showed , one seller offered the whole lot of multiple discs...
by deltavega
Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Tv Times
Replies: 82
Views: 9629

Re: Tv Times

I think the guy who did the original scanning was charging £25 per disc so he did ok out of it but once various other people started selling copies the price dropped. And he locked every single issue on the discs . I have some of the more recent discs and some of the original discs from a few years ...
by deltavega
Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Tv Times
Replies: 82
Views: 9629

Re: Tv Times

Yes it was copyright but I do wonder why the RT protect their copyright so stringently when they don't ever need to . But I guess someone able to convince publishers they need to employ someone as " Head of Heritage" has to justify the position somehow . If for no other reason - the discs aid the in...
by deltavega
Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Tv Times
Replies: 82
Views: 9629

Re: Tv Times

I think £320 for those particular 30 issues was well over the top . It averages out at over £10 an issue . £20 -£25 each is an average for the 2 copies of Xmas 1975 but the other issues were late 70's which don't usually fetch as much - and issues from the 80's are , in general lucky to sell at all ...
by deltavega
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Tv Times
Replies: 82
Views: 9629

Re: Tv Times

A regular edition of the TV Times from the early to mid 70's can often fetch up to 10 times the price that an RT will go for on ebay. Partly because there are fewer copies of TV Times surviving, and partly due to one particular collector who has a bottomless pit of money to fill gaps. I don't think...
by deltavega
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Tv Times
Replies: 82
Views: 9629

Re: Tv Times

A regular edition of the TV Times from the early to mid 70's can often fetch up to 10 times the price that an RT will go for on ebay . I would think that that's only true because less people kept copies of TVT , on top of the fact that it had a much lower circulation than the RT to begin with. Cert...
by deltavega
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Tv Times
Replies: 82
Views: 9629

Re: Tv Times

Fortunately the TV Times used the arrival of new franchise regions in 1968 to kick start the TVT and a month or so after the new companies started the TVT had a massive facelift which worked wonders No. It didn't. Whatever the reason was behind the changes , the fact remains that a few weeks after ...
by deltavega
Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Death of Thatcher
Replies: 25
Views: 3420

Re: Death of Thatcher

The TV Times and Radio Times had the exclusive rights to show the advance listings for ITV and BBC. This has always intrigued me, because surely TV listings are just facts/data and therefore uncopyrightable? If a paper had stuck to bare-bones titles and transmission times and nothing else, could an...
by deltavega
Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Tv Times
Replies: 82
Views: 9629

Re: Tv Times

I agree. With the exception of the Xmas edition , it was the Radio Times that seemed the one that people only bought because they had to . Its lifeless drab paper , articles seemingly always about things on BBC2 and Radio 3 - no comparison with the TV Times of 1968-1980. Larger format most of the ti...
by deltavega
Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Death of Thatcher
Replies: 25
Views: 3420

Re: Death of Thatcher

The TV Times and Radio Times had the exclusive rights to show the advance listings for ITV and BBC alone which forced people to buy both . In 1982 a magazine called TV Choice appeared which tried to break the monopoly but it failed . It wasn't until 1991 that they lost the monopoly. I know it seems ...
by deltavega
Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 94206

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Looks like animation may fill the gaps for the release of The Moonbase this year too.
by deltavega
Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 94206

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Even at 30 minutes I would expect a UK dvd release if there is a US one
by deltavega
Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Time Tunnel on Bluray ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2468

Re: Time Tunnel on Bluray ?

videoking wrote:Maybe we'll get lucky and Revelation will end up striking a deal with Fox for the HD masters.
That's what I'm hoping .
After a few more emails the guy at Revelation left me with the impression that was something they may be looking into. I think he was surprised at the feedback they've been getting
by deltavega
Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Time Tunnel on Bluray ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2468

Re: Time Tunnel on Bluray ?

videoking wrote:If it's not true HD then it's just another way to try and get unsuspecting fans to part with their cash.
Or even ones that are not "unsuspecting" like Brigham
by deltavega
Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Time Tunnel on Bluray ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2468

Re: Time Tunnel on Bluray ?

Sorry, I'm not very good with words.. I agree. I don't think you'll find many interested in buying a Bluray that's not HD just because it can offer a higher bitrate . If a dvd is done well in the first place a Bluray won't offer enough improvement from an SD source to make it worth buying IF you al...
by deltavega
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 94206

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Apparently BBC America are showing 11 documentaries up to November with a one hour programme per month on each of the doctors with the first 4 being issued on dvd in the US in June . Perhaps these are part of the boxset in question . With 4 out on dvd in the US it would be odd if they didn't appear ...
by deltavega
Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Time Tunnel on Bluray ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2468

Re: Time Tunnel on Bluray ?

Obviously thousands have bought the dvd because there is no choice yet . If you mean - a first time buyer won't buy the dvd once the Bluray is out - who said they would ? Having said that - there are plenty out there who would buy the dvd and not the Bluray if the dvd was cheaper. Not everyone is pr...
by deltavega
Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Time Tunnel on Bluray ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2468

Re: Time Tunnel on Bluray ?

As you can see from my post - the information was supplied by Revelation themselves in response to my email
by deltavega
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Time Tunnel on Bluray ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2468

Re: Time Tunnel on Bluray ?

I expect Revelation may be able to get the rights to LIS as it's doubtful Fox have any interest in a Bluray release but if they don't get HD masters there is not much point . While other countries like Germany have released tv shows to Bluray in SD I was hoping that Life On Mars would remain the onl...
by deltavega
Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Time Tunnel on Bluray ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2468

Re: Time Tunnel on Bluray ?

And it's been clarified by Revelation - the episodes on the Bluray release will not be HD which begs the question : What' the point ?
Nice of them to be upfront about it but it does mean I won't be buying it .
by deltavega
Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Time Tunnel on Bluray ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2468

Time Tunnel on Bluray ?

Reading about this so I emailed Revelation . First of all it was good news that the edits would not be part of the Bluray but then they dropped a bombshell . This was part of the email reply : "It is worth mentioning to you, I think, that we don't have access to the original film masters so we are u...
by deltavega
Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Love Thy Neighbour on DVD
Replies: 26
Views: 4086

Re: Love Thy Neighbour on DVD

It wouldn't surprise me if it was an oversight by incompetent staff. For a long time it was assumed another episode was missing - the coach trip one - but that was hidden away in the wrong place on the discs and its representative still image on the menus was from the preceding episode - so no wonde...