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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
I echo what a lot have already said. I had to turn my TV sound up almost

full to hear TV or Not TV. I have this episode on VHS, and it is very good

so I know that the episode is okay. The transfer to DVD was not. Also, the

episode Please Leave the Premises seems like it was done from cable TV.

Near the end of the episode, the episode goes into slow motion, with the

picture breaking up, such as when your cable starts acting up. It is SO

BAD that they actually write the dialogue on the screen!! Didn't anybody

check these transfers? If the transfer was that bad that the dialogue had

to be written on the screen, you would think that they would have done

it over. Other than that, the other 37 episodes seemed okay, but I agree

with the others, this series should have been digitally remastered before

it was put on DVD. My VHS tapes are better.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on November 18, 2003
The good : all 39 Honeymooners episodes in one collection. The bad : Nothing really done DVD wise to enhance the show. TV or Not TV epsisode has the sound problem, but take a look at the "LULU" Norton Sleepwalking episode. The last 7 minutes of that looks like it was extracted from a silent movie. The makers of this DVD set did nothing to enhance the show technically, but pretty much gave you VHS copies on dvd.
Only saving grace of this collection : The HOneymooners is a great show and it's nice to have all the classic 39 in one set.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 5, 2011
Just started watching this classic 39 set. Great fun, but the transfers leave a lot to be desired (and I am only halfway through disc 1 so far) When this series was shown on the BBC in the 80s the prints used were pristine. Some of the prints here are awful (the final part of "Sleepwalker" is horrible quality), the sound on "TV or Not TV" is set so low I have to turn the volume up on my TV to 70+ to hear it
properly. From my memory the laserdisc box sets were, like the BBC airings, very good.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on June 19, 2008
Here is absolutely classic tv comedy, but what a lousy video transfer Viacom has given us - muddy audio, scratched prints etc., as have been noted by other reviewers. Instead of simply using these (probably 1980s) video transfers to make a quick buck, CBS/Viacom should have dumped them and given us new digitally restored versions created from original film elements (should they survive... they do, don't they? Please say they do.)
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on October 30, 2010
Before reading my review, please read this excerpt taken from Amazon's Customer Reviews guidelines:

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Customer Ratings

Customer Ratings allow you to share information on the product attributes you consider important and rate those attributes on a 5-star scale. For example, in addition to providing an overall star rating for a product, you can rate and comment on individual features of that product--such as "battery life" on an iPod Nano. You can also create new attributes to rate. - end of excerpt

Please take notice of "you can rate and comment on individual features of that product"

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I include this excerpt to make it clear that any problems with the audio levels of this product would fall under the umbrella of a customer rating. Keep in mind that in the spirit of Amazon's intent, this is not intended to be a rating of the Honeymooners program, but rather a rating of this specific product.

The Honeymooners is one of my all-time favorites. The one and major problem with this product is that the audio is too low. I can't hear what they're saying, and I don't like blasting my speakers and hearing background hissing.

I love the Honeymooners, but because of the sound issue, I don't recommend this product. Going through some of the other negative reviews, I see that this was not an isolated incident, hence there's no excuse for this. It is not often that I give a poor review, but in this case, I simply cannot enjoy the product because of the sound, or lack thereof. Considering all of the 5 star votes this product has received, it is clear to me that there must be many that were produced with good audio. Amazon is great with handling returns, so you might want to order this and check out the audio. If it is low on yours too, you can always return it. I unfortunately did not have a chance to check this dvd out until a good while after I purchased it; that is why I am stuck with a dud.

I'll give this 2 stars out of respect for the Honeymooners, but this product deserves 1 star because of the poor transfer to DVD. (see Leonard A. Schmidt Jr. "50s Bunky"'s 3 star review and Richard J. Goldschmidt "Rick Goldschmidt"'s 1 star review for more on this audio issue)

***UPDATE***
After having this stashed away for years, I played one of the other DVD's and everything looks and sounds great.. so it looks like there's just an issue with some of the episodes. Because of this, I'm going to raise my rating of the product to three.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 1, 2014
The show itself gets five stars. But this is a review of the DVD set.

The packaging is excellent. You get a box that stores five slim dvd cases. The cases slide right out of the box with ease. And the disks are easy to take out of the cases without a struggle, or fear of cracking them. The cases are clear, and have beautiful artwork on them. The back of the cases have the episode title, and a still from that episode. And on the inside, there's a brief synopsis for each episode. Which is very helpful.

However my major complaint is that there's no 'play all' feature. So you are forced to manually select each episode to watch it. This is quite an inconvenience for anybody who enjoys marathon watching. The 'play all' feature is commonplace among TV DVDs, so there is no excuse as to why it isn't included. My other complaint is the sound on select episodes. It's very low, and hard to hear. And my last complaint is that when you put the DVD in, you can't skip straight to the main menu, and you are forced to sit through all that mumbo-jumbo.

I wish I could give this set five stars. But I don't understand why the 'play all' was feature omitted from this set. How could they possibly disregard that classic staple among TV DVDs?
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on November 15, 2013
LOVE THE SHOW, BUT THIS DVD SET AFTER EACH SHOW YOU HAVE TO PLAY TO SEE THE NEXT SHOW AND I FOR ONE DO NOT LIKE THIS, OTHER DVDS HAVE A PLAY ALL, BUT NOT THIS!
AND THAT IS THE ONLY REASON I RATED IT THIS WAY.
OTHER THAN THAT IS IS A VERY GOOD DVD!
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 29, 2014
The volume on the cds are very low have to turn volume on t.v very high.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on November 21, 2009
We were totally excited when we ordered this set, but when we tried to watch, not so excited. The programs are wonderful--the ones we were able to watch.

Picture this, Ralph opens his mouth to say, "Humma, humma, humma" and not even one humma comes out. When you finally get the episode working again you are past the line, but grateful the disc is working again.

One of the discs would not play at all and two had places where the program stopped and it would take five minutes to start it up again.

The Honeymooners was a wonderful program and we have spent many evenings watching the classic episodes, sometimes laughing ourselves silly. We just wish we could have seen them all.

Here's our problem, we love The Honeymooners. But we would like a set that actually works. If we return this one, can we exchange it for another that actually works?
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 19, 2014
Like honeymooners
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