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Below average picture quality on DVD
16 February 2019
The extended anniversary dvd release of friends is great...if you have a small TV. Watching on a 32 inch or larger and you'll notice the problems caused by trying to fit too much data on cheap, basic discs. Even a 50 disc set may have helped.
I can't stress how bad it is, I have cheap dvds from 1998 that are of better quality and the fact that Friends was shot on film really does add insult. A good DVD with an 2 hour film and upscaling should look fine. Warners cheap skated as usual.
The picture quality is that of VHS but worse because its not analogue. The standard def broadcasts on TV are of a better picture quality.
Go for the BluRay. Yes, I know they are only the 22 min versions but at least you'll have acceptable PQ.