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    Default Need Recommendation for Blue Ray Set

    The boys and I have made it through both the LOTR and Star Wars box sets several times. We also stream via Netflix, but at times I prefer Blue Rays due there are no streaming issues with a ISP (ie. no HD pic due to internet speed).

    Any recommendations for family fun - preferably box sets for either movies or TV. They love stuff live Dr. Who or the old Star Trek...thanks
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    Band Of Brothers.

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    How old are the boys?

    Band of Brothers might scare the Sugar Honey Ice Tea out of them.
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    Elementary to Middle school...I joked with the wife about the Aliens box set and she wasn't amused....

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    Harry Potter Box Set - The latter ones are a bit darker than the early ones.

    E.T. (Single movie as opposed to a set)
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Single movie as opposed to a set)


    A good website that I use is http://www.commonsensemedia.org/

    It provides good insight for movies.
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    My kids enjoy the Mythbusters shows as well.
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    Firefly....

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    Thanks...I just bookmarked that site. We have a Harry Potter set but it was a non-Blue Ray set given as a gift - when I keep telling people to only buy them Blu Rays - oh well. The current SD set looks pretty bad IMO - scenes are too dark and have a greenish tint to them. I always wondered in the camera used a filter on those movies due they have all have a distinctive look to the pq.
    The blue ray set is a possibility though....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik Tracy View Post
    Firefly....
    Sci-Fi type of series?

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    Yup.

    It took me an episode or two to get into it, but then I 'got it' - why everyone loves that series.

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    Another series that is a bit long in the tooth for effects, but still one of the best sci-fi series, imo, is Babylon 5.

    Strong story line and some great episodes because of the long arcing character & plot developments that can chill your bones or bring a tear to your eye.

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    A short lived TV show from the 90's "Space Above & Beyond"

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    The revamped Dr. Who series from 2005 on is exceptionally well done. A series I fell in love with after the first episode is "Chuck".

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    The Sergio Leone Anthology because it's never too early to start teaching your kids gun violence. I'm kidding!

    What about Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures? Or at least the first three.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermitism View Post
    The Sergio Leone Anthology because it's never too early to start teaching your kids gun violence. I'm kidding!

    What about Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures? Or at least the first three.
    Good choice.

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    http://www.amazon.com/Alien-Antholog...=aliens+bluray

    http://www.amazon.com/Firefly-The-Co...firefly+bluray

    Star Trek TNG Bluray's are up to Season 6 now, completely remastered from original film. Should be a box set in a year and some change, but will probably be pretty expensive.
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    Though not really action/adventure, something I'd recommend for the whole family is the old tv series "Little House On The Prairie". Season 1 just came out on blu-ray to rave reviews for picture/sound quality. I picked this up for my daughter's birthday last month, her, son-in-law and their 2 kids (10 and 7) are really enjoying it. Expecting season 2 in May I believe. She was very pleased with how it has seemed to capture the attention of the kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik Tracy View Post
    Firefly....
    +11ty billion

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    We started episode 1 of Firefly and our lovely Uverse stopped 2 X's and the pq ended up on 2 dots vs. HD, which is unwatchable on a 80" screen. I believe our speed on U-Verse tested at 18 mbps (not sure if I have the correct measurement).....calling ATT Monday.

    Back to Firefly....you all think buying the Blu Ray is worth the cost....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevhed72 View Post
    We started episode 1 of Firefly and our lovely Uverse stopped 2 X's and the pq ended up on 2 dots vs. HD, which is unwatchable on a 80" screen. I believe our speed on U-Verse tested at 18 mbps (not sure if I have the correct measurement).....calling ATT Monday.

    Back to Firefly....you all think buying the Blu Ray is worth the cost....
    Yes - cuz you'll watch it more than once!

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    You'll also have to watch Serenity, the movie based on the TV series.

    edit: Serenity takes place after the events of the TV series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevhed72 View Post
    Back to Firefly....you all think buying the Blu Ray is worth the cost....
    $25 for a HQ picture and lossless surround sound? Yep.
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