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Appalling picture on region 2.
on October 16, 2013
I am writing from Ireland. See my review on Amazon.co.uk. The one star for this brilliant show is for the appalling picture quality on region 2. This is presented in full 16.9 format in region 2 except the pilot. Not elasticated 4.3 stretched to fill the screen but the real 16.9 deal. I have only watched 6 episodes. Hopefully the picture quality will improve.
I can honestly say that this is the worst picture quality I have ever seen on a DVD disk.
I believe the US versions of seasons 1-5 are presented in 4.3. I need to know what the US versions are like compared to the dreadful region 2 disks. I'm aware that seasons 6-7 were produced in the 16.9 format and filmed in HD. Hopefully the last two seasons will be available on Blu-Ray soon. There is no hope for seasons 1-5 if the SD picture quality is anything to go by.
The picture quality can only be described as watching a copied VHS tape.
Your input on the region 1 disks will be appreciated.