- Mar 11, 2004
I've read all about how some TV shows on DVD don't get digitally re-mastered because it costs too much, and releasing a regular old 1" video master onto DVD would make the sets much cheaper for, the consumer. Well, this is fine, however, why was a show like the Dick Van Dyke Show completely re-mastered, with tons of extras, and they released the entire 5 seasons over the course of several months regardless of whether these sets sold well or not? I mean, look at the Mary Tyler Moore Show...They release 1 season completely re-mastered, with lots of extras, and because the set had disappointing sales numbers, the completely scrapped the rest of the series! I'm sorry, but I'm not blind. Any Company that doesn't release a TV show by giving it the full re-mastering DVD treatment is simply trying to make an extra buck off the consumer, not save them money. You can't tell me that when they released the Dick Van Dyke Show they knew it would be such a hit that they decided to release all 5 seasons regardless of whether it sold well or not. If that was the case, they would've also release the Mary Tyler Moore show for the same reasons. No, the bottom line is, some companies are out to make a buck off consumers, and if the consumers don't make them a profit, they will punish them by not releasing anymore season sets. Then other companies really care about the consumers, and they have faith in their own products, so they not only give the product the full DVD treatment, but they also release the show's entire run, regardless of sales numbers, knowing eventually they will be profitable.