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Quality TV, but dreadful digital transfer
on 27 July 2009
The picture quality of the DVD transfer is so poor, particularly in the earlier episodes, that it beggars belief. Another reviewer very accurately mentions it is like watching a very smudged oil painting. I can forgive that if they had simply sold this as all the Morse episodes in one neat box set, but to suggest the picture and sound has been digitally restored is laughable. They must have used an etch a sketch. The fact some episodes are 20 years old is hardly the point, some even older movies and TV shows have been digitally transferred with far greater precision than these episodes. Those reviewers who have suggested that the picture quality is fine should get their eyes tested.
Buy this if you like the episodes, do not be seduced by the "digital" restoration.