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Great Drama - disappointing DVD quality
on 6 August 2012
This review relates solely to the DVD, not the story, which, as other reviewers have stated, is a classic drama.
I purchased this boxed set in April 2012 as a birthday present for my wife. For various reasons we did not get around to watching it until July. Having now done so, we were both extremely disappointed with the quality of several discs in the set. Some episodes simply froze up, others were marred by pixelation, yet others dropped sound - often at the most vital moments of the story. Disc 7 was altogether unreadable which meant we missed 4 complete episodes and never discovered what led to Karen's drinking and how she recovered from it.
On careful examination of the discs, several appear to have damaged tracks. This appears to have occured during manufacture and not as the result of poor packing. As such, our purchase was clearly "not of merchantable quality" and we should be able to return it for replacement under the provision of the UK Sale of Goods Act. Sadly, Amazon do not appear to have any procedure to do this after 30 days...
So if you are contemplating buying this set, I STRONGLY recommend that you watch it within the 30 day returns period allowed by Amazon, otherwise, you may be equally disappoined and out of pocket - as we were!