9 January 2009 | rwagn
Alpha release quality is poor
Alpha Home Entertainment has several volumes of this great TV show available. There are five separate episodes on each volume. Each volume retails for @ $5.00. That is the good news. The bad news is that the video transfers are terrible. I think these episodes are in the public domain and most look like old kinoscopes as the picture is blurry and has little detail. While none of the episodes has great audio several of them have terrible audio. When I run these episodes through my sound system I have to turn the bass completely off and adjust the treble just to be able to understand the dialog. Be aware that some episodes have an audio stutter that comes and goes during the episodes. Watching these old episodes from television's infancy is fun but the buyer should beware when it comes to quality.