Some great discussion in this thread; I've enjoyed reading it. I agree that we're nearer to the end than the beginning of B&W on DVD. I'm hopeful that CBS/P will find a way to continue releasing the shows that have been started so that fans of Perry Mason, Rawhide, The Untouchables, Gunsmoke, and HGWT can finish off their collections. The syndication bible website hasn't been updated beyond S6 of PM for example. Beyond that, we've seen many of the "A" list and even some of the "B" list titles being released (at least partially) so from a marketability standpoint it may fall on the independents to take a chance on what titles remain. There are still some glaring ommissions. Why Maverick hasn't gotten released is a mystery. Then there are shows like the original Defenders that are quite highly regarded but have gotten lost over time due to lack of exposure. I am still not sold on the MOD route although I realize that's where the market is headed and many consumers are ok with it. Products are priced too high in my view and the lack of English subtitles, fresh transfers, etc. just make seem like an inferior product to me compared to the high quality releases we've gotten used to at retail. Shows like Jack Benny and Burns & Allen are enormously entertaining and I'd like to think they are worthy of a better release than a DVD-R that replicates what I could do with my own off air recordings.