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5.0 out of 5 stars Picture Quality of "Archive Material", 11 Jan. 2007
This review is from: Steptoe & Son - Series Five [1970] [DVD] (DVD)
Many of the reveiwers of this and related Steptoe titles have spoken about how awful the picture and sound quality are compared to releases of other shows such as Doctor Who and Hancock. I think it should be pointed out that all the Black and White "Who's" and "Hanckocks" are sourced from 16mm or 35mm telerecordings that have a much greater depth of picture than the Steptoe recordings. These episodes are recovered from their only (known) existing tapes - those being a domestic recorder tape that was made in the early 70s. These tapes in NO WAY reflect how the episodes WOULD have looked on transmission. If you want to know how they WOULD have looked,watch a colour episode or if you were watching in BW in 1970, turn off the colour on one of the other episodes that exist in its original format. These recordings are similar to if you recorded a VHS on long play and then in 35 years time someone with access to a much better Hi Def system compared the quality of the 2042 recording with the 35 year old tape from today. Today's recording would be rubbish! Therefore just live with the fact that at least we can watch these remarkable shows once more
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