[B5JMS] Pending DVD release

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From: "Joseph DeMartino" <Joseph-DeMartino at worldnet.att.net>
Date: 10 Mar 2001 12:07:17 -0700
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"If you look carefully at the specifications of the chips in the video
equipment a lot of it uses red, blue, green format internally and
convert on output."

But since video equipment sold in the U.S. almost always converts the output
to NTSC only, this is not terribly useful.  The *display devices* here are
pretty much NTSC *only*, so there is no point in putting outputs onto video
equipment for which there is no corresponding input on the display device.



From: jmsatb5 at aol.com (Jms at B5)
Date: 10 Mar 2001 16:30:44 -0700
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One aside...the release of the first DVD of "The Gathering" and "In the
Beginning" has been put back a month, at my request.  There was apparently some
misunderstanding about which version of The Gathering to put out, and they were
going to do the original version rather than the re-edit (which would go for
the European market).  They had already invested about $100,000 in copying
costs when I found out about this, and I asked if they could please reconsider
and do the re-edit instead.  They finally agreed, which is commendable in the
extreme.  It'll add one month to the release schedule, but I'd rather have the
best version out there and wait the addtional 30 days.

I have to really thank WB for taking the time and spending the money to put out
the right version.


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