During the delivery process the first two (of five total) discs popped out their captive carriers inside the boxed set and were severely damaged. The optical pickup recording surfaces were scratched up in many places on the disc surfaces and will not playback on two different DVD players, including an HD DVD player with superior tracking and optical pickup heads. The manufacturer has not seen fit to properly protect the contents of this DVD boxed set and I would estimate a 50-50 chance that any other purchaser may receive damaged discs via a mail order reseller. Since the repackage Signature Series came out in 2004, apparently HBO has made no effort to correct this QC problem. Anybody else experienced similar problems?