Best A/V Quality Widescreen Box Set?

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  1. Ed St. Clair

    Ed St. Clair Producer

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    Thanks for checking out this thread. As I am not a TV on DVD guy. BB has a two for the price of one sale on TV Box Sets. Please direct me to the "best". Post the widescreen TV shows, you enjoy, with the best sound & video quality.
    Much appreciated!
     
  2. Anthony Moore

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    Deadwood and Six Feet Under are two of my faves.
     
  3. ElijahS

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    Best sound and video quality?

    The two best that come instantly to mind are Desperate Housewives and Lost. After those two, Alias and 24. Also good is Arrested Development.

    To the best of my knowledge, though, that sale at Best Buy is just for Sony/MGM titles, in which case all of the titles mentioned so far are out.
     
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    Star Trek: Enterprise looks marvelous in widescreen.

    There's also two anime that I enjoy, Ah My Goddess and Sugar: A Little Snow Fairy that are in widescreen.
     
  5. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    The first two seasons of 6FU are 4:3, which was their OAR.

    This is a strange thread. Shouldn't the first criterion be whether you like the show?

    M.
     
  6. Ed St. Clair

    Ed St. Clair Producer

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    Great to hear all of your replys!

    Thanks.
    The BB sale is for "over 45 titles to choose from". Ad also says; "Offer applies to all available seasons of titles listed and shown" (page two).
    Ad shows "Rescue Me". I enjoyed season two. Anyone on DVD quality or other opinons on this TV show on DVD?
     
  7. Gord Lacey

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    Lost, Rescue Me, Stargate Atlantis.

    Gord
     
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    Lost and Deadwood look great!
     
  9. ElijahS

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    Yep, that sale is exclusively Sony/MGM titles. Of the titles mentioned, Rescue Me and Stargate Atlantis fit your criteria. The other titles mentioned are great, too, though.
     
  10. Ed St. Clair

    Ed St. Clair Producer

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    Thanks again, Elijah.
    WoW... over 45 TV titles just from Sony/MGM!
    How hard would it be to get a list, I wonder. Well off to the BB web site!
    Saw an interview with star/producer Dennis Leary were he talked about his friends complaining about season one not being very good (maybe engaging is closer to an exacte quote). He told them the show would really take off in the second season. Is the second season even out?

    Here they are:

    Soap: The Complete First Season [3 Discs] - Fullscreen
    Soap: The Complete Second Season [3 Discs] - Fullscreen
    Soap: The Complete Third Season [3 Discs] - Fullscreen
    Soap: The Complete Fourth Season [3 Discs] - Fullscreen
    Dawson's Creek: The First Season [3 Pack]
    Dawson's Creek: Complete Second Season [3 Pack]
    Dawson's Creek: Complete Third Season [4 Pack]
    Dawson's Creek: Complete Fourth Season [4 Pack]
    Dawson's Creek: Complete Fifth Season [4 Pack]
    Dawson's Creek: Series Finale - Fullscreen
    NewsRadio: The Complete First & Second Seasons
    Seinfeld: Seasons 1 & 2 [4 Pack] - Fullscreen
    Seinfeld: Season 3 [4 Pack] - Fullscreen
    Seinfeld: Season 4 [4 Pack] - Fullscreen
    Seinfeld: Season 5 [4 Discs]
    Seinfeld: Season 6 [4 Discs]
    Good Times: Complete First Season [2 Pack]
    Good Times: Complete Second Season [3 Pack]- Fullscreen
    Good Times: Complete Third Season [3 Pack]- Fullscreen
    Good Times: Complete Fourth Season [3 Pack]- Fullscreen
    Good Times: Complete Fifth Season [3 Pack]- Fullscreen
    All In The Family: Complete First Season
    All In The Family: Complete Second Season
    All In The Family: Complete Third Season [3 Pack]
    All in the Family: The Complete Fourth Season [3 Pack]
    Sanford & Son: First Season [2 Pack]
    Stargate SG-1, Vol. 1
    Stargate SG-1: Season 2 [5 Pack]
    Stargate SG-1: Season 3 [5 Pack]
    Stargate SG-1 Season 4 [5 Pack] - Widescreen
    Stargate SG-1 Season 5 [5 Pack] - Widescreen
    Stargate SG-1 Season 6 [5 Pack] - Widescreen
    Stargate SG-1 Season 7 [5 Pack] - Widescreen
    Stargate SG-1: Season 8 [5 Discs / Gift Set]
    King of Queens: The First Season [3 Pack] - Fullscreen
    King of Queens: Complete Second Season [3 Pack]
    King of Queens: Complete Third Season [3 Pack]
    King of Queens: Complete Fourth Season [3 Pack]
    Outer Limits: Season 1 [5 Discs / Full] - Fullscreen
    Sanford and Son: The Second Season [3 Pack]
    Sanford & Son: Complete Third Season [3 Pack]
    Sanford & Son: Complete Fourth Season [3 Pack]
    Sanford & Son: Complete Fifth Season [3 Pack]
    Married With Children: The Complete First Season
    Married With Children: The Complete Second Season
    Married With Children: The Complete Third Season
    Married With Children: The Complete Fourth Season
    Rescue Me: Complete First Season [3 Pack] - Widescreen



    Anyone a promoter of the quality of the transfer for Stargate? Any specially good seasons? How's the gift set?
     
  11. Gord Lacey

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    Stargate is good; the "gift set" isn't anything different from the other releases.

    Gord
     
  12. nickGreenwood

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    I picked up Stargate Seasons 6 & 7 via this sale. I would never have bought them otherwise, but the quality is pretty good on the sets. They look better on my television then my laptop (Powerbook G4), which is rare.
    I don't know what Stargate Season 1, 2 and 3 look like on DVD as I downloaded those a couple of years ago. But 4-7 are pretty good looking.
     
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    I just bought Stargate seasons 1-8 on Dec.26th for $154.(Can$)at the London Drugs Boxing Day Sale. I have not viewed them as of yet.

    Anybody have any idea how much of an improvement the Blu-ray versions will likely be? Of course I don't think I would get the same deal on new versions and will enjoy the current ones with no regrets.
     
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    Lost, Lost and Lost.

    Oh, did I mention Lost?

    Seriously, I had never seen this episode until the first season arrived on DVD. (I'm just not a big TV programming fan these days). But this show knocked my socks off, and the video/audio quality is superb. Because I currently don't get ABC in high def, I am now patiently waiting for season 2 on DVD while trying desperately to avoid learning any "surprises" from the shows now airing. It ain't easy since it's such a high profile show.

    Highly recommended!
     

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