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Problem corrected, new sets work fine
on November 17, 2013
Like others, I had bad disc #4. The replacement set worked fine, possibly because the dvds were re-authored without the complicated menu structure (99 titles) used for copy protection. Even if your disc #4 plays fine, I would hit the dvd player info button and see how many titles are on a typical disc. If it indicates 99 titles on the dvd (instead of 9 or 10 titles), you might consider requesting a replacement set to be on the safe side.
Aside from the now-corrected playability problem, I have a couple gripes. Already noted by reviews, unlike the minted dvd sets, this one lacks subtitles and an episode list with short synopsis.
A few episodes have a kind of snowy overlay (ie, D5 Secret Life), more noticeable in dark scenes. Perhaps it's made worse by the nicely sharp transfers, or upconversion thru home HDMI connections. Lowering your dvd player/TV setting to "Movie/Cinema" (instead of "Standard" or "Vivid") will darken the picture slightly and reduce the snowy appearance in those episodes.
8 episodes have a greenish hue instead of being b&w. It's not always noticeable, and you can always turn off your TV's color, but they should have corrected it:
D1: Very moral theft; Contest for Aaron Gold; Outlaw in Town.
D2: Man who found the money
D5: Coming Home; Make my death bed.