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Disney+


By Trekkie1978

11 months ago



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#101 11 months ago

Yes all hdr does is hurts me eyes wish I never sold my plasma and went to oled

#102 11 months ago

I signed up also

10 million plus subscribers already on the first day

#103 11 months ago
Quoted from Methos:

I checked out Duck Tales and I think it's the new version, not the one we watched in the 90's.

Both the original and new series are there, along with the 1990 movie and the 2016 shorts.

#104 11 months ago
Quoted from Methos:

I checked out Duck Tales and I think it's the new version, not the one we watched in the 90's.

They have both.

The new DuckTales is the best cartoon that I've seen since Phineas and Ferb.

#105 11 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

Maybe it's the content I've seen as you mentioned not all HDR is the same.
I have a nice Samsung QLED too and never been impressed with it either. I've also never been that impressed with 4k.
Nothing comes close to the experience of jumping from SD to HD. I still remember the first basketball I watched in HD. It was INSANE

Yes, definitely a case of good and bad HDR. After last night, I would say The Mandalorian is bad/lazy HDR. I you have Netflix, check out their Lost in Space remake in HDR. It's fantastic. Only don't try it on an Apple TV 4k HDR because Netflix recently broke that, I can only assume is was some kind of retaliatory bitrate thing against Apple because it used to be fine, but now it's horrible. Ah, technology.

#106 11 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

Maybe it's the content I've seen as you mentioned not all HDR is the same.
I have a nice Samsung QLED too and never been impressed with it either. I've also never been that impressed with 4k.
Nothing comes close to the experience of jumping from SD to HD. I still remember the first basketball I watched in HD. It was INSANE

Agreed on the jump from SD to HD.. But in regards to 4k, the true test is by running via 4k Bluray. Streaming will never be as good...

#107 11 months ago
Quoted from Oneangrymo:

Yes all hdr does is hurts me eyes wish I never sold my plasma and went to oled

If its too bright, you need to fix the settings. Colors should look natural, not abnormally bright.

#108 11 months ago
Quoted from Rager170:

Agreed on the jump from SD to HD.. But in regards to 4k, the true test is by running via 4k Bluray. Streaming will never be as good...

Yeah I'm referring to direct view not streaming. Just never been that impressed with 4k.

#110 11 months ago

I'm watching Swiss family Robinson on Disney + right now.

#111 11 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

Yeah I'm referring to direct view not streaming. Just never been that impressed with 4k.

I can understand that. Like you said, there was such a big impact from SD to HD that nothing will probably ever do that again...

#112 11 months ago

Signed up for my free sub to Disney+ last night through Verizon. Wifey set a notification on her phone to cancel exactly one year from now.

I'm not much of a movie person anymore but the National Geographic content looks pretty good. I like dogs so I could stand to watch that Dog Whisperer mofo.

#113 11 months ago
Quoted from Jediturtle:

Both the original and new series are there, along with the 1990 movie and the 2016 shorts.

I must have missed it. That's good news.

They have both Apple Dumpling Gang movies if you can believe it. Some classics are missing like How to Ride A Wild Pony and One of our Dinosaurs is Missing. Hoping they rotate some of those in over time.

#114 11 months ago
Quoted from VectorGamer:

Signed up for my free sub to Disney+ last night through Verizon. Wifey set a notification on her phone to cancel exactly one year from now.

I set the reminder for Nov 1 so there’s some buffer. Just in case.

#115 11 months ago
Quoted from adol75:

On original content there’s no discussion Netflix rules by far although I find the binge watching policy to damage the content.
I remember the week long discussions and theories following each episode of Lost, it was engaging and as much entertaining as the show itself.
Also the word came out that Disney removed The Simpsons episode with Michael Jackson, it seems obvious that purging content for pc reasons is becoming the norm, regardless of my opinion on MJ, I find that to be very questionnable.

Eh. I’m fine if the want to pull shows featuring pedophiles.

#116 11 months ago

The DuckTales talk got me curious, there really are a bunch of classic 80s and 90s cartoon shows available already. I didn’t stumble over most of these just browsing around, makes me wonder if some stuff is only accessibly by search.
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#117 11 months ago

I watched Spider Man and his Amazing Friends when I was a kid, and just loved it. Hoping it holds up a bit after 40 years.

#118 11 months ago
Quoted from Methos:

I watched Spider Man and his Amazing Friends when I was a kid, and just loved it. Hoping it holds up a bit after 40 years.

That's asking a lot! But it will be fun to go back and watch some of those old shows again.

#119 11 months ago

That imagineer series was really interesting (at least episode 1). Sampled it at random, stayed for the whole thing, looking forward to episode 2 now. It's amazing how much behind-the-scenes video they have of the creation of Disneyland due to the deal they made with ABC way back in the 1950s.

#120 11 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

That imagineer series was really interesting (at least episode 1). Sampled it at random, stayed for the whole thing, looking forward to episode 2 now. It's amazing how much behind-the-scenes video they have of the creation of Disneyland due to the deal they made with ABC way back in the 1950s.

Cool that someone had the foresight to save that tape, since as I understand it up into the sixties it was common practice to tape over even very popular shows, so lots of great content is gone forever.

#121 11 months ago
Quoted from fosaisu:

Cool that someone had the foresight to save that tape, since as I understand it up into the sixties it was common practice to tape over even very popular shows, so lots of great content is gone forever.

They were a movie company, so I'm pretty sure all of the stuff used for the show was film stock. It looks WAY too good to be tape, and there's film stock "blotches" that appear momentarily on some of it. You'll see what I mean if you watch it. Overall, though, it's shockingly good quality archival footage from the 50s and 60s shown so far, all of it very professionally cleaned up and color corrected. Episode 1 runs up to the point Walt dies.

It's funny the stuff they left out, though. No mention or reference to the Disney park guide two-fingered point tradition which came from Walt often having a cigarette in hand when pointing, and zero footage of Walt smoking, even though he smoked like a chimney, and lung cancer killed him (one of the composers interviewed can't even say cancer, he calls it "the big one").

#122 11 months ago
Quoted from Pinfactory2000:

Eh. I’m fine if the want to pull shows featuring pedophiles.

As I said in my post, the point isn't specific to the MJ episode, it's about altering the integrity of an artistic work for whatever reason. You might agree with this one, but maybe will disagree with another editing. The point there is that the content you get is not guaranteed anymore and is not left to your decision based on your own moral values.

If I had the DVDs of the Simpsons, I could have decided to throw away the one with MJ, or just skip the episode on Disney+, what matters is that I want to leave that choice to myself, not to another authority.

#123 11 months ago
Quoted from adol75:

As I said in my post, the point isn't specific to the MJ episode, it's about altering the integrity of an artistic work for whatever reason. You might agree with this one, but maybe will disagree with another editing. The point there is that the content you get is not guaranteed anymore and is not left to your decision based on your own moral values.
If I had the DVDs of the Simpsons, I could have decided to throw away the one with MJ, or just skip the episode on Disney+, what matters is that I want to leave that choice to myself, not to another authority.

Seems that Disney+ has messed around with a bunch of shows. Gravity Falls they took the crescent symbol off the guy's Fez because...Turkey sucks? Problem is, that figures fairly prominently in one of the episodes. Oops.

Editing the original early 4:3 Simpsons into fake widescreen has cropped out a bunch of visual jokes across the episodes.

They also made a Spielburg-esque reverse edit to Gargoyles, changing a scene where a gun was edited out in the original broadcast and put the gun back in for Disney+.

I'd love to have a rundown of the thought process on these changes, but that'll never happen. Some (like Gravity Falls) seem SO random. Best practice? Leave the art alone. Air it as it was (with a disclaimer if necessary) or don't air it at all.

#124 11 months ago
Quoted from Methos:

I must have missed it. That's good news.
They have both Apple Dumpling Gang movies if you can believe it. Some classics are missing like How to Ride A Wild Pony and One of our Dinosaurs is Missing. Hoping they rotate some of those in over time.

It might not have been there when you looked. Things were a little wacky the first day for a bit, but it seems like they got things under control pretty quickly. I haven't had any glitches since that first few hours.

It is amazing how much is there. Fingers crossed they keep adding...I'm pretty sure they will.

#125 11 months ago

Disney... pass

Funny how many cut the cord with cable and now everyone is paying way more with multiple streaming services.

keep feeding the machine.

#126 11 months ago
Quoted from Edster:

Disney... pass
Funny how many cut the cord with cable and now everyone is paying way more with multiple streaming services.
keep feeding the machine.

Hard to believe many are paying “way more” for streaming, cable is quite a racket.

#127 11 months ago

Can someone tell me if Disney+ has multi language options ?
It’s unclear if it’s based on the country or if the user can choose.

#128 11 months ago
Quoted from adol75:

As I said in my post, the point isn't specific to the MJ episode, it's about altering the integrity of an artistic work for whatever reason. You might agree with this one, but maybe will disagree with another editing. The point there is that the content you get is not guaranteed anymore and is not left to your decision based on your own moral values.
If I had the DVDs of the Simpsons, I could have decided to throw away the one with MJ, or just skip the episode on Disney+, what matters is that I want to leave that choice to myself, not to another authority.

Disney isn’t an ‘authority’ they are the owner. And they’ve decided not to offer shows featuring pedophiles.

If enough people want to watch cartoon pedophiles perhaps a Disney+Perv add on bundle will become available.

#129 11 months ago
Quoted from Edster:

Disney... pass
Funny how many cut the cord with cable and now everyone is paying way more with multiple streaming services.
keep feeding the machine.

Way more lol? For $50 month you could have 4 streaming services (or more) with WAY more content than cable.

#130 11 months ago
Quoted from Pinfactory2000:

Way more lol? For $50 month you could have 4 streaming services (or more) with WAY more content than cable.

If you don't care about news or sports, you can have a ton of content for $50:
$20 Philo (most channels)
$17 Netflix 4k
$4 Disney+
$9 Hulu ad-free

HBO Max next spring has the potential to maybe knock out Philo, add news, and add HBO for no additional charge.

#131 11 months ago
Quoted from Pinfactory2000:

Disney isn’t an ‘authority’ they are the owner. And they’ve decided not to offer shows featuring pedophiles.
If enough people want to watch cartoon pedophiles perhaps a Disney+Perv add on bundle will become available.

Disney is the authority on all the content they own and broadcast. Unless you have copies of it you are under their decision.

And again stop focusing on the pedophile part that is not the point. As mentionned above they did more editing than just cutting off criminal stuff.

#132 11 months ago
Quoted from Edster:

Disney... pass
Funny how many cut the cord with cable and now everyone is paying way more with multiple streaming services.
keep feeding the machine.

Keep fighting the man.

#133 11 months ago

I just wish they had the Star Wars holiday special. It would be hilarious if they did an April fool's joke where it was the only thing you could watch, at least at first. Once you start it you could unlock the whole catalog. At least that's what I would do if I had a say in marketing.

#134 11 months ago
Quoted from Methos:

I watched Spider Man and his Amazing Friends when I was a kid, and just loved it. Hoping it holds up a bit after 40 years.

That was one of the first shows my daughter turned on. (She’s 9) she said it was one that she watches on YouTube and really likes it.

Quoted from adol75:

If I had the DVDs of the Simpsons, I could have decided to throw away the one with MJ, or just skip the episode on Disney+, what matters is that I want to leave that choice to myself, not to another authority

I have a huge collection of movies and cd’s for this reason. The digital content can be changed or removed at anytime and it’s happening a lot with music. Albums a being remastered and songs are being removed. Unless you have the original physical copy...you own noting.

Quoted from vireland:

I'd love to have a rundown of the thought process on these changes, but that'll never happen.

It won’t be long before the internet creates a list of everything that is missing from Disney+. It’s marked as “they opened the vault” but, no. It’s not all there, this is a curated list of content.

You’ll never see song of the south streaming by Disney

#135 11 months ago

Can’t get it to play anything from the Xbox One app. I get a code 39 error which seems to be pretty common and very annoying. I can stream it to the TV from a phone with a Chromecast but that seems like an unnecessarily convoluted way to do it.

And yes I have restarted the Xbox, uninstalled and reinstalled the app, and all that. What a pain in the ass. I see many people are calling for help as the error message recommends but they sit on the phone for hours and it doesn’t get fixed.

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#136 11 months ago
Quoted from adol75:

Disney is the authority on all the content they own and broadcast. Unless you have copies of it you are under their decision.
And again stop focusing on the pedophile part that is not the point. As mentionned above they did more editing than just cutting off criminal stuff.

So go buy hard copies of their stuff and watch all the pedos you want.

#137 11 months ago
Quoted from Anonymouse:

I just wish they had the Star Wars holiday special. It would be hilarious if they did an April fool's joke where it was the only thing you could watch, at least at first. Once you start it you could unlock the whole catalog. At least that's what I would do if I had a say in marketing.

Full version with nice video quality is on Youtube. Man is it terrible, an absolute train wreck. Almost as bad as episodes 1-3

#138 11 months ago
Quoted from Pinfactory2000:

So go buy hard copies of their stuff and watch all the pedos you want.

You sound like a lovely person.

#139 11 months ago

That was bad and the real pity is we missed an episode of the Incredible
Hulk and Wonder Women that Friday night. Of course if we don’t learn from history we are doomed to repeat it. I wish I had remembered this show before I bought tickets to episode I. I finally found a holiday special worse than the crap my wife watches on the Hallmark channel. Happy Life Day! May the fleece be with you always!

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#140 11 months ago
Quoted from adol75:

You sound like a lovely person.

Psst- Im not the once complaining I can’t watch pedos on Disney.

#141 11 months ago
Quoted from xsvtoys:

Full version with nice video quality is on Youtube. Man is it terrible, an absolute train wreck. Almost as bad as episodes 1-3

Horrid. Can’t imagine getting through all of that lol.

And what’s with the music ‘video’ at 43 mins? So bizarre

#142 11 months ago
Quoted from Luckydogg420:

It won’t be long before the internet creates a list of everything that is missing from Disney+. It’s marked as “they opened the vault” but, no. It’s not all there, this is a curated list of content.
You’ll never see song of the south streaming by Disney

I'm more okay with curated, what bugs me is them changing the shows by editing stuff out, changing stuff, or making fake widescreen, losing part of the 4:3 screen content.

#143 11 months ago
Quoted from Pinfactory2000:

Psst- Im not the once complaining I can’t watch pedos on Disney.

You still don’t get it. I give up.

#144 11 months ago
Quoted from Methos:I must have missed it. That's good news.
They have both Apple Dumpling Gang movies if you can believe it. Some classics are missing like How to Ride A Wild Pony and One of our Dinosaurs is Missing. Hoping they rotate some of those in over time.

I actually had a discussion about One of our Dinosaurs is Missing a few weeks back. Funny movie with a surprise ending!
I haven't seen it since it originally came out in the theaters years ago. I don't even think it has ever been released on video.

#145 11 months ago

My son decided Disney hadn't made any truly bad, commercially unsuccessful movies, so I brought up The Black Hole, which was well before his time and he wasn't familair with it. I couldn't believe Disney+ had it, but since they did, I played a bit for him, jumping around, and for context reminded him it came out two years AFTER Star Wars. Needless to say, it disabused him of the notion that Disney can do no wrong. The whole movie is wrong.

#146 11 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

I'm more okay with curated, what bugs me is them changing the shows by editing stuff out, changing stuff, or making fake widescreen, losing part of the 4:3 screen content.

Han shot first.

#147 11 months ago
Quoted from Luckydogg420:

Han shot first.

I don't like that, either, but that's George Lucas, and supposedly they can't touch his edits, even after they bought Lucasfilm.

#148 11 months ago
Quoted from adol75:

You still don’t get it. I give up.

I get your point. They’re just trying to please the largest audience they can and minimize backlash over releasing stuff that no longer represents what the majority of their audience believes is appropriate.

It’s a profit maximization move. Not some giant socialist conspiracy.

#149 11 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

My son decided Disney hadn't made any truly bad, commercially unsuccessful movies, so I brought up The Black Hole, which was well before his time and he wasn't familair with it. I couldn't believe Disney+ had it, but since they did, I played a bit for him, jumping around, and for context reminded him it came out two years AFTER Star Wars. Needless to say, it disabused him of the notion that Disney can do no wrong. The whole movie is wrong.

I could not disagree more. The Black Hole is an excellent movie on so many levels. It has a great story, fantastic effects, a stellar cast that ranks right up there with Star Wars(it's probably a bit better), an excellent soundtrack, one of the best evil robots in history, and an ending that still gives me shivers when I see it. It was slight of a deviation from Disney at that time with it's theme. Sure it has a bit of campiness, but it has been on my annual watch list since it came out on laser disc. That last pull away shot in the finale...hell I can't think of any other scene that is done as well with as much effect as that one.

#150 11 months ago
Quoted from Methos:

I could not disagree more. The Black Hole is an excellent movie on so many levels. It has a great story, fantastic effects, a stellar cast that ranks right up there with Star Wars(it's probably a bit better), an excellent soundtrack, one of the best evil robots in history, and an ending that still gives me shivers when I see it. It was slight of a deviation from Disney at that time with it's theme. Sure it has a bit of campiness, but it has been on my annual watch list since it came out on laser disc. That last pull away shot in the finale...hell I can't think of any other scene that is done as well with as much effect as that one.

You liked the final pullaway shot of their ship flying to a new planet on the other side of the Black Hole best?

There is a market for everything, I guess. I always regarded it as a clunky, very talkative, ultimately unsatisfying movie.

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