Wow... how young they all look! Glenn, McManus, Poet, Beecher, Alvarez... even Schillinger and Ribodeau. And to have Adebisi back in Oz... what can I say? +++ The only review I've seen so far is from "dvdangle". (http://dvdangle.com/reviews/review.php?Id=2304) They pretty much tore apart the video quality. I am pleased to say- admittedly after watching only the first episode- that the video quality is quite a bit better than I expected based on that review. True enough, there is ample grain- but with the muted colors and "documentary-esque" filming style/atmosphere it does not detract and is much less of an issue than that review implies- but don't get me wrong, it is very noticeable. Focus/softness was another major concern in that review. I've not found it to be distracting. Blemishes/print dust/scratches are not a problem, although that review goes into some detail in that regard. (they focus on episode 4 more than any others, which I have not yet watched, but they talk as if it is distracting throughout the set) Color saturation and contrast are fine. The audio is nothing to qrite home about. Epidode 1 at least is almost completely devoid of surround effects. However, I imagine this is authentic and faithful to the originals. Extras are sparse... commentaries on the first two episodes and a very short featurette. The packaging is nice, three heavy cardboard panels each holding one of the three DVDs, the back of one contains a very basic episode guide, the seond the front cover and the third the back cover- all folding into a secure and stable box. (need to see it; completely unique as far as I know) The episodes are broken into chapters- ~8 for the first episode, however the packaging contains no chapter listing. All in all, thus far, I am quite pleased. I am confident that this presentation is as good as source material allows-without digitally altering the intent of the filmmaker. (reducing grain, etc) Certainly as good as or better than the original or repeat airings on HBO. (admittedly it has been a couple years- or so- since I've seen season one) Overall video quality is superior to "The Larry Sanders Show" and about equal to the first season- episodes 2+ of "Sex and the City". Put it this way. I love Larry Sanders but was disappointed with the DVDs. I love SatC but was merely satisifed with the Season One DVDs. I love OZ and am PLEASED with the wuality presented here. I'd have liked more extras, but a/v wise- age/source material/original broadcast quality/first season budget, etc; all things considered I give this set 4/5.