Ken Burns' "Baseball"

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  1. David Von Pein

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    I've been watching the PBS "Baseball" mini-series (by Ken Burns) recently.

    Very good documentary series on the finest sport ever created!!

    I have the 9-tape VHS version .... which is good quality.

    How about the 10-disc DVD version?? How does it measure up?

    Quality? Packaging? Extras? Menus?

    What's the extra tenth disc contain, that's NOT on the VHS?

    Thanks for your thoughts on this program.
     
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    I agree with you that this documentary is a great one (and that baseball is the best team sport ever!). Things to look for on the DVD set that aren't on the VHS set are as follows--"baseball cards" on some of the players talked about in the documentary that shows their player stats, baseball trivia quizzes on each disc, and on that "extra inning" disc, "The Making of Baseball" (a documentary on the documentary), very basic information on the current MLB teams, and episodes of the Charlie Rose show on PBS in which Mr. Rose interviews Ken Burns, Bob Costas, Yogi Berra, Bob Gibson, and Jackie Robinson's wife, Rachel. The DVD set is definitely worth picking up--be sure and check DVD Price Search for the best prices available.
     
  3. David Von Pein

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    Clint ......

    Thanks for the info!

    I really don't think it would be worth trashing my perfectly OK VHS version, however, and plop down an additional $100-$120 just to get it on DVD.

    It'd be nice to be able to JUST get the "10th inning" disc!!
     
  4. Larry Geller

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    Had the laserdisc, which I was able to A-B with the DVD before unloading it on E-Bay for MORE THAN I PAID FOR THE DVD! Anyway, the DVD looked MUCH better than the laser, so it must absolutely SLAY the VHS! The extras are also very good, and it's worth getting if just for the improved random access ability. This box is great (as is Jazz), and is one of the highlights of my DVD collection[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I want this sooooooooo bad!
    It MUST be a great set, cuz I've never seen anyone want to give up their used set here on the forum. I've tried a few times. I have just about worn out my VHS set--which I taped myself when the program first aired on PBS many moons ago.
    Someday I'll cough up the bucks to get this. Its just that life keeps getting in the way. [​IMG]
    I'm still interested if anyone's got a set that's just gathering dust on your shelf. [​IMG]
     
  6. David Von Pein

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    It seems logical to me that my VHS should suffice, since a lot of "Baseball" features very old pictures / films that are not going to improve very much onto DVD. After all, the source material from 1932 hasn't been re-mastered.

    Looks pretty good on VHS anyway!
     
  7. Larry Geller

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    I'll just have to quote myself here:
     
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    Larry--

    What is the audio on the set -- a DD 2.0?
     
  9. Brian O

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    DVD all the way. Tape will degrade sooner or later, not to mention the storage space.
     
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