The run times all vary between upper :49 minutes and in a few instances, up to :52 minutes (with regards to Seasons 4 & 5 anyway--I think the earlier seasons run slightly longer); I think syndication edits for Cannon typically run around 46 minutes or so, so by my best estimate, these seem complete. I have not noticed any time compression whatsoever. In a few scattered instances, the picture is a little jittery, but not to the point of distraction, and it frequently corrects itself in short order. None of the VEI transfers have the Viacom 'V of Doom' that I've seen, having watched all of the Season 4 and 5 episodes.mattfire64 said:I know this might seem like a bit of an anal question, but do any of the episodes on the Cannon set feature the infamous Viacom "V of Doom" logo? When these seasons aired on Me-TV awhile back they had it. Also do all the episodes appear to be unedited? (i.e. no time-compression, missing scenes) I can't seem to find that many details about this set, besides the complaints about the video transfers. The DVDTalk review stated that they "appear" to be complete, but I would like a solid answer before I drop $100 on the set.
EDIT: On a side note, the only CBS DVD/Viacom-syndicated shows that I've ever run across on DVD that feature the 'V of Doom' were on the CBS/Timeless release of "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams". Most of the others replaced the V with the CBS Distribution logo instead.