Over the past couple of weeks, i've been reading quite a bit from members here, as well as reviews at The Digital Bits about how "terrible" the video quality is on this set. Now, as I was reading these, I did not yet have the set, but had a sneaky feeling that the ones who were slamming these discs were clearly not aware of how this show has always looked. I was confident that they were making too big of a deal out of it, and that the dvd's were fine. Well I finally picked them up on Friday and I was right, these dvd's are just fine! In fact, given that I know very well how these first 12 episodes originally looked, they look much better than I remember. I may have went off a little half cocked in my topic header, I love reading Ron's and Obi's reviews, and most of the time they're right on the money, however it's instances like this where dvd reviews can't be considered reliable and accurate until you see for yourself. A few members even stated that they actually boosted the black level on their displays to try to improve the dark quality that is one of the characteristics of the first couple of seasons of 'Buffy'. This is not necessary. So my question to the ones who did this is, why did you bother to calibrate your display if your just going to change it to accomidate this show? The whole point of calibration is so that everything you watch will be displayed accuratly on your display device, and as far as I know, 'Buffy' follows the NTSC standards, so why make changes to your display? Let me assure you that 'Buffy' looks accurate on my calibrated display, it was dark, but it IS dark, and the dvd's are an accurate representation of this first season. In short, anyone who boosts their black level for this show is making a mistake. To FOX, you did a great job on these discs, 'Buffy' never looked this good before and I am damn proud to have the entire first season on dvd in my collection! June can't get here fast enough for me!