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Is it true that most TV show releases on DVD use DVD9 discs?

This would certainly be the case with shows like Star Trek (The Original Series) and Mission: Impossible, as there are at most four one-hour episodes per disc.

There are some releases, though, that use the cheaper DVD5 discs (up to two hours per disc). My Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch DVD is one of those, as there are at most four half-hours per disc.

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Is it true that most TV show releases on DVD use DVD9 discs?

In practice this seems to largely be the case, for pragmatic reasons. Not necessarily a de facto standard.

A more compact efficient solution would be putting an entire tv season of 20-25+ episodes in 480i ntsc (or pal) quality video, onto a 50 gigabytes sized bluray disc.
 
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But alas, something like 20-25+ episodes in SD resolution on a single 50 gigabtes size bluray disc, would probably end up a failure on the market today.

So that's probably why the 6 disc dvd season sets with 20-25+ episodes has become the pragmatic standard for recent/current tv show season sets.
 

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