I bought this set based on the reviews I read on the site, here, on Amazon.com. I guess I was so eager to watch more nature documentaries after viewing all the BBC stuff..(Planet Earth, Life, and others) . I also watched Great Migrations, a recent NatGeo production and release. I thought, wow, I will get this set for more viewing thrills, even though the reviews I read here hinted that the video was not as good as the BBC stuff but still left the impression that at the very least it was good.
In my humble opinion, this set is way overpriced at around $ 70 if you factor in tax and shipping. Problem is there is no way you can tell how bad or good video is without watching and opening the package. I watched all six discs in the set. I honestly felt I was watching DVD quality material. The material itself seems to have been put together with no rhyme or reason.there was no particular theme to the pack. The claim that this was high definition, was laughable. The extras were all in Standard definition and looked bad when projected on a small screen. Really, let's face it, the BBC really knows how to put a set together. As I said earlier, Great Migrations a NatGeo recent release was excellent with Great video and very nice coherent themes. The narration was top notch.
This release (Nat Geo. Ultimate High Def. Collection) was very disappointing to me. I really regret buying it. Oh well, I can always use the pack as a bookend or a paper weight.