Senior HTF Member
- Apr 1, 2009
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Music seems so much cheaper to reproduceRon1973 said:Neil, you make a valid point and you are without a doubt a knowledgeable man with regards to TV on DVD/classic TV. The general public may or may not know the differences you point out. I remember my ex father-in-law, not a bright bulb by any stretch of the imagination, complaining to me out of the blue about how WGN and TBS were butchering The Beverly Hillbillies. Of course in reality they weren't the ones butchering as they were simply using prints supplied by Viacom that were already butchered.
It was you that pointed out to me that original masters existed for The Real McCoys. SFM claimed the masters were lost when I contacted them. I believe you on that, Neil, as I believe you pointed out there are two different sets of edited masters floating around; one for the TNN episodes and another of 1980's edited masters. Do I expect SFM to spend the dollars to digitally remaster these for hi-def? No, I don't. I do expect that something at least be presented in its original broadcast form and I expect not to be lied to by someone in the releasing company.
If you can live with edited episodes, so be it. I can't and I won't unless the originals don't exist any more. I know music is a different animal than TV on DVD, but there are companies out there such as Bear Family, ACE, Rounder and others who are committed to bringing music to the consumer in the best way possible. The same could be done for classic TV.