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2.0 out of 5 stars Still love the show - the DVDs are the problem, June 16, 2012
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This review is from: CSI: NY: Season 6 (DVD)
I've been catching up on this show for the last few weeks and have noticed that the video pixellates every now and then. Quite often, actually. I did a little investigating and discovered the discs are DVD-5s instead of the standard DVD-9s. This means that they are about the same quality as DVD-Rs. They say on the pacakaging that they are dual layered discs, but clearly they are not. They are cramming the same amount of data as a normal DVD onto half as much space. A normal DVD (DVD-9) will contain about 7.5GB of information. These DVDs (DVD-5) contain about 4.5GB. Just like DVD-Rs. This means they are over compressed and a lot of data is lost. They are a rip off plain and simple. I don't know if all of these sets were produced this way or not, or if I was just one of the unlucky ones who got a bad set. I hope seasons seven and eight weren't released on similar discs.
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The Set of DVD-5's are pirated copies, these were made in DVD-9's. The problem is that many of these series not just this one, are being duplicated on very real looking sets with all of the trimmings on the box and dvd, but make no mistake they are pirated copies, not the real thing. The box says dual layer because the manufacturers of the authentic discs made them on dual layer discs. I do not know who is making these pirated copies, but they are all over and of many popular series. You have to be careful who you buy from. That's the only way to get authentic versions of the dvds.

Ralph.
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