Yes, the original broadcast prints from 1986 and 1987 were so splotchy, ruddy, grainy, "hot" and awful, that it was hard to believe they were actually going out over the airwaves that way --- such that the image was almost lost.At first i wanted to say that they both look great. But then i remembered that most of the S7-Episodes (starting with 7.02) are very, very low in contrast and you will have to adjust the contrast on your TV like 50% up, if you want the episodes to look more normal.
The first half of S7 is alright, before the Kweeeethteena heart crap begins and S8 is the one where the show starts to relax and it's actually quite good as "background noise", if you are working or doing something else and just want to see those beloved characters once in a while on your screen. But are those real arguments for you to buy the seasons? It's your decision.
I'm a completist, so that was never a real question for me. Hell, i even just bought that lousy Reunion, just to have the show complete!
I understand. I just own season 1 & 2 on dvd... And I think I will buy season 9.Yes. I'd owned 1, 2 and 9 for years.
I bought 3 thru 6 a while ago, with some reservation.
I was thinking about the complete collection once. But now I have many doubts about this purchase.
That's true, we are very lucky. Everything is out on DVD, even The Colbys and the Reunion. CBS has transfered the whole 9 seasons of the main show to stunning HD.
Get the US version, the picture quality is SO much better, it's like night and day. Of course it doesn't have the french dubbing, but the english audio is of good quality and it has english subtitles of course. I never watched my German s9 box after i bought it apart from maybe one episode, the picture just sucks so much in comparison and looks like taken from a video tape recording with all that color flickering. Just plain awful.I understand. I just own season 1 & 2 on dvd... And I think I will buy season 9.