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West Wing DVDs-how is the quality?

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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Chris Bardon

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Posted February 08 2004 - 01:39 AM

I was looking at the specs for West Wing Season 2, and noticed that they're putting EIGHT episodes on each of the four discs. Now maybe it's just me, but isn't that almost 6 hours of video on a disc? Doesn't that make for a very compressed (i.e. bad) picture? I'd like to get these, but not if they're going to look and sound like crap.

I couldn't find a review here-Herb posted that he had the set for review, but it's not in the archive forum. Any information on the quality of these sets would really be appreciated!
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#2 of 5 OFFLINE   Greg Madsen

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Posted February 08 2004 - 03:11 AM

The disks in season one were two sided, I assume this will be the same.

#3 of 5 OFFLINE   Herb Kane

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Posted February 08 2004 - 03:17 AM

Chris... here you go.

My Top 25 Noirs:

25. 711 Ocean Drive (1950), 24. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), 23. Desperate (1947), 22. Pushover (1954), 21. The Blue Dahlia (1946), 20. The File on Thelma Jordon (1949), 19. He Ran All the Way (1951), 18. The Asphalt Jungle (1950), 17. The Killing (1956), 16. I Walk Alone (1948),...

#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Gord Lacey

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Posted February 08 2004 - 03:37 AM

Chris, Greg is right; Warner Bros uses DVD-18 discs (2 sides, 2 layers) for a lot of their TV product now. It keeps the price down for consumers.

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#5 of 5 OFFLINE   Chris Bardon

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Posted February 09 2004 - 12:25 AM

Ok-that makes a lot more sense...if it really cheaper to release DVD-18s though? I remember a few years back (when T2 Ultimate Ed was just coming out) that there were a lot of problems with the DVD-18 manufacturing, which forced Artisan into offering the 2 disc version as well. Perhaps things have gotten a little better on the manufacturing front? I have to say that I'd prefer the single sided discs, but if it keeps the price down, then it's all good.

Thanks for the review link-I wonder why it's not showing up in a search?
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