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Great series, deserves a better release
on February 12, 2013
This is an outstanding TV show, part of the Quinn Martin canon (pardon the pun) of detective/cop shows from the 70s. My only complaint is with the picture/sound quality. Like the previous 2 seasons, the image is somewhat murky and faded, like a 16 mm print. I don't know whether the master reels still exist or not, but the source of these releases seems to be inferior syndication prints (who knows what generation?). The soundtrack also sounds worn out and patchy at times. Could they have remastered these episodes to make them as pristine as, say, Streets of San Francisco, Barnaby Jones, Hawaii 5-0? Not sure what the answer to that is, but I find the discrepancy in quality between Cannon and these other shows to be rather odd. I didn't have any issues with skipping or freezing, I'm happy to say (though I still have a couple of discs yet to watch). I have no trouble in recommending this release to fans of 70s detective shows, however, lower your expectations regarding picture and sound quality. It certainly is better than nothing!