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#1504760
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Help Wanted: Knight Rider restoration
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lorang said:

may be worth keeping an eye on https://forlifetv.com/browse/ Knight Rider currently on demand and free to view in the UK, not all episodes are listed yet but looks like they are showing feature length episodes

Thanks for sharing.

Very interesting!

So far the only episode that has an edit on Bluray that is available is Give Me Liberty… Or Give Me Death.
The missing music track is present on this version, but the teaser has gone.

It will be interesting to see what is in other episodes as they become available. I still hold out hope for some stereo tracks from season 4 Knight of the Juggernaut and Burial Ground!

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#1502557
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The A-Team Broadcast Restoration (Released)
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lorang said:

Can’t wait to see them, I just overlaid cheese burger song into the scene in HD I simply placed in on the cue from your version on the organ so no drop in quality or sound, you can get the song from you tube

Yes, I remember you saying you’d done that. Clever idea! I think I’ll stick with this new version from DVD to be 100% authentic.

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#1502483
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The A-Team Broadcast Restoration (Released)
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Thanks to new member Tic, I now have a better quality version of the Cheeseburger In Paradise song from Cup A Joe. I will use this to make a better HD version than is currently on the organ site.

Aside from that I have finally finished reconstructing all the teasers from season 3. I’m now working on season 2 which will have a better result. For the odd scenes in season 3 that didn’t appear in the episode, I upscaled the scenes from the DVD teaser. This wasn’t terrible but there was a noticeable drop in quality where they occurred.
For season 2 I am collaborating with a friend who owns Topaz AI. This is being used as a source for the clips that aren’t in the episode and is much closer to true HD.

I may at some point have another go at Mexican Slayride. It would be interesting to see how well Topaz could upscale VHS!

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#1494446
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The A-Team Broadcast Restoration (Released)
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SpacemanDoug said:

here’s the info I got regarding the US set:

“Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and “Cheeseburger In Paradise” are missing.

“The Heat Is On” is present, but it’s a cover version. Definitely not Glenn Frey’s original. Don’t know if that’s how it was originally or not.

While B.A. is trying on the clothes it uses the replacement music

And Hannibal’s line in “Range Rider” is fully intact.

As for the teasers, supposedly the reason why they’re missing is because the film elements for them were destroyed in the Universal vault fire

I think we’re partaking in the same discussion in the Blu-ray forum 😃

I think it’s a virtual certainty all the releases are using the same masters.

7 teasers left to go for season 3. Pausing for a week or so as it’s so hot here in the UK and I don’t want to overheat the PC!

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#1493969
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The A-Team Broadcast Restoration (Released)
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The Decimator said:

MeTV has started airing The A-Team every weekday, and unfortunately the episodes are all missing their teasers.

I think, sadly, that’s the case with pretty much all broadcasts or streaming these days.

I’ve just completed reconstructing another two season 3 trailers. 16 down, 8 to go 😊

I hope I can keep up the enthusiasm to work through season 2!

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#1493583
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The A-Team Broadcast Restoration (Released)
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SpacemanDoug said:

No one has confirmed yet if the same music edits are present

Hopefully someone will clarify soon. It’s been confirmed that Murdoch singing Satisfaction in A Small and Deadly War is present, as it was on the UK set.
I don’t hold out much hope that the music edits on the UK set have been presented correctly but I guess we have to wait and see if someone confirms.

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#1485108
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Help Wanted: Knight Rider restoration
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Yeah as SpacemanDoug saying it is probably dual mono. You have to actually listen to it to be able to tell.
If you want me to help out with checking drop me a PM but given it’s the 2 part version I think it’s even more likely it’s dual mono. Appreciate you checking though 😃

lorang said:

Baobab Archiver said:

Actually, if anyone can access the Peacock site, could they please check if Knight of the Juggernaut or Burial Ground are in Stereo?

It’s pretty unlikely but worth checking. If you need any help to check how to easily identify if they’re stereo or not just let me know.

I just downloaded episode 1 of Juggernaut part 1 an the media info shows 2 channels

Audio
ID : 3
Format : AAC LC
Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec Low Complexity
Codec ID : mp4a-40-2
Duration : 45 min 6 s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 96.0 kb/s
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel layout : L R
Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz
Frame rate : 46.875 FPS (1024 SPF)
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 31.0 MiB (1%)
Title : English
Language : English
Default : Yes
Alternate group : 1

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#1484348
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Help Wanted: Knight Rider restoration
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poorcomputerman said:

Baobab Archiver said:

Where are you seeing Knight Rider on Peacock? I’ve just checked the app on Sky and done a general search for Knight Rider and can’t see it anywhere at the moment.

This is where I found it on my computer.

https://www.peacocktv.com/watch-online/tv/knight-rider/7541438778988182112

Ah OK thanks. Looks like it’s US only. I can get to the site via VPN but don’t have an account so can’t log into see them. No great issue as I have them uncut anyway I was just curious lol

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#1484262
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The A-Team Broadcast Restoration (Released)
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I guess it’s one of those things where if no-one is really complaining to them then they won’t bother spending the time (i.e. money) doing it themselves.

I had a brief conversation on Facebook with someone who says the season 2 trailers were destroyed in the fire but I am not sure if that again is speculation or that they know for certain.

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#1484209
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The A-Team Broadcast Restoration (Released)
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I’m wondering if it has something to do with a fire that apparently happened at Universal some years ago. Apparently many film reels/spools were lost in that. Could it be that the copies that were scanned for HD are the only ones known to exist? Or is it just that they were being lazy and just took the first ones they came across without paying any attention to the content.

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#1484151
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The A-Team Broadcast Restoration (Released)
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SpacemanDoug said:

Maybe the same masterings but similar in the case of Lee Harvey Oswald in Quantum Leap between the US and UK BDs it’ll be different content from the international releases

I can still keep track on forum sites if you want me to

That would be great thanks.The teasers take a few hours each to reconstruct so although I’m happy to keep doing them I don’t want to carry on if there’s no need.

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#1484127
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The A-Team Broadcast Restoration (Released)
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SpacemanDoug said:
https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=30648

holy shit, well I’m curious as to how these will turn out regarding edits previously made on the DVD releases

the teasers might still be missing though

Oh wow! In that case I’ll pause again after I finish Timber 😄
I will be pleasantly surprised if they have the teasers and it will be interesting to see if they have any music edits. Maybe even the Jumpin Jack Flash scene reinstated.
Question is, is anyone here going to buy it?! I can’t afford to pay for it again in the hope of it maybe being complete.
If it turns out it is then that’s a different matter

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#1483707
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The A-Team Broadcast Restoration (Released)
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lorang said:

Looks like the french blu rays are missing pre credits on S2 and S3 and jumping jack flash from the pilot is not included and slightly trimmed a few seconds more

Thanks for clarifying. I’m not surprised, since I’m expecting they are all using the same HD masters. Interesting that there’s slightly more cut from the JJF scene though

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#1483630
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The A-Team Broadcast Restoration (Released)
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Yes, sorry there was also Knight of the Drones in 2 parts rather than the movie. I forgot that as on the UK set which I have it is the full movie version.

That episode is missing Prince music track on the DVD but this is included on the UK Bluray (I would guess by accident).

It is also the episode that has the original credits unique to the story replaced by the standard s3 credits for all releases that have happened.

SpacemanDoug said:

Baobab Archiver said:

SpacemanDoug said:

Baobab Archiver said:

Well that is good news ☺️
I suppose the next question is, how familiar are you with the episodes to know if anything is now missing that was on the DVDs…
I know the Knight Rider set had some additional cuts on the Blu-ray that weren’t missing from the DVDs.

What exactly is missing on the Knight Rider BD sets that were on DVD?

To the best of my knowledge the John Cougar Mellencamp tracks on Give Me Liberty… and White Line Warriors were present on the DVDs but not the Blu-ray.

Beyond that I’m not sure if there was anything more.

Wasn’t there this episode where it was in its two part version that originally aired as a two hour episode despite it being the original two hour format on the old DVDs?

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#1483609
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The A-Team Broadcast Restoration (Released)
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SpacemanDoug said:

Baobab Archiver said:

Well that is good news ☺️
I suppose the next question is, how familiar are you with the episodes to know if anything is now missing that was on the DVDs…
I know the Knight Rider set had some additional cuts on the Blu-ray that weren’t missing from the DVDs.

What exactly is missing on the Knight Rider BD sets that were on DVD?

To the best of my knowledge the John Cougar Mellencamp tracks on Give Me Liberty… and White Line Warriors were present on the DVDs but not the Blu-ray.

Beyond that I’m not sure if there was anything more.

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#1483508
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The A-Team Broadcast Restoration (Released)
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lovekrallthetime said:

For those that want a review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCWt0CE1v_s&t=1508s

Yeah I saw that review and it’s quite misleading - for example saying the UK set is Dolby Digital when it’s DTS-HD.

I’m sure at least one person somewhere has bought it but I’m guessing they don’t use this forum. Would be really good to know if it’s truly complete so I don’t waste my time on any more teasers!

Just to be clear I’ve only done half of season 3 so far. Season 2 will be next if still needed.