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24 hours only! Seasons 1-7, 44 discs

# Includes previously unavailable enhanced content on two bonus discs!
# Bonus Disc 1:
# Series 1:
# The Primaries
# The Inauguration
# Capital Beat
# Sheet Music
# Gag Order
# The West Wing Suite
# Off the Record
# Series 2:
# 'Constructing Two Cathedrals' featurette
# Access Granted
# Gag Order
# Deleted scenes
# Easter Egg (hidden feature
# Series 3:
# A Property Master's Story
# The Chief of Stuff
# Documentary
# Deleted scenes
# Bonus Disc 2:
# Series 4:
# Behind Every Good Man....Is the First Lady
# The Letter of the Word
# Outtakes
# Easter Eggs (hidden features)
# Series 5:
# In POTUS We Trust, Gaza: Anatomy of an episode
# Political Missteps from Slow News Day
# Eppur Si Muove
# Memorial Day
# Easter Egg (hidden feature)
# Series 6:
# C.J. Gregg: From Press Secretary to Chief of Staff
# Easter Egg: a conversation with John Spencer
# Series 7:
# Live from the Director's Chair: A multi-angle view from the truck as the director calls the live debate episode
# Countdown to West Wing Live: a behind-the-scenes featurette
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#1
Love West Wing!!!!
#2
A ridiculous price! I thought I got a bargain when I bought it a year ago for £50.
banned 1 Like #3
Best TV show ever. EVER
#4
Great series, amazing price, nut awful picture quality. They switched to widescreen from series two, but on this DVD the picture is letterboxed, not anamorphic - so black bars top and bottom. The picture is soft and crappy.
#5
Don't be too put off by the picture quality though, this series is about the amazing dialogue.
#6
I 100% agree with every post so far :)

This IS the best series ever made (imo), paid £50 for it myself (almost wanna buy it again at this price!!!!) but the picture quality is pretty poor - but it doesnt matter!!!! :)

I hope to the lord almighty that this gets a blu-ray release one day! (if its possible!?!?!)

SteveP
#7
Same price at Amazon - and probably not such a silly time limit. Plus a safer place to buy!

"in stock" - Order now!

Edited By: amibees on Nov 23, 2010 11:30: link
#8
SteveP94, if you want a version with proper anamorphic widescreen, and much better picture quality, try and get hold of the American boxset - assuming you have a region free DVD player. I'm told they did the widescreen properly in the US version (though forgot to add subtitles for some reason).
#9
F*ck the quality - Most of Sky's SD channels are rubbish anyway so I'm used to it :)

Purchased one now. Amazing how a £15 drop in price makes me buy it. I wouldn't go near it at £50. :)
#10
profet
Great series, amazing price, nut awful picture quality. They switched to widescreen from series two, but on this DVD the picture is letterboxed, not anamorphic - so black bars top and bottom. The picture is soft and crappy.


if watching on a widescreen telly you just use the zoom/aspect ration button so it fills the screen in the proper aspect ratio ("cinema" mode is typically the setting to make non anamorphic dvds fill the screen). if you have an hdmi upscaling dvd player you might have to turn off the upscaling for the tv to change aspect ratio as the zoom button doesn't work with 720p/1080i/p sources on some tv's
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uni

if watching on a widescreen telly you just use the zoom/aspect ration button so it fills the screen in the proper aspect ratio ("cinema" mode is typically the setting to make non anamorphic dvds fill the screen). if you have an hdmi upscaling dvd player you might have to turn off the upscaling for the tv to change aspect ratio as the zoom button doesn't work with 720p/1080i/p sources on some tv's


Hardly 'proper' aspect ratio is it?
you'll crop it and blow up an already ropey image
#12
It's POTUS and it's the best show EVER!

With winter well and truely setting in, it probably time to start the journey all over again, for the 4th time!!!!
#13
uni
if watching on a widescreen telly you just use the zoom/aspect ration button so it fills the screen in the proper aspect ratio ("cinema" mode is typically the setting to make non anamorphic dvds fill the screen). if you have an hdmi upscaling dvd player you might have to turn off the upscaling for the tv to change aspect ratio as the zoom button doesn't work with 720p/1080i/p sources on some tv's


Of course, but as Fresno Bob points out, you are losing a lot of quality by cropping the top and bottom off. On my 37" TV it looks, frankly, shocking. The proper, and almost universally used way of putting widescreen content on a DVD is to use anamorphic pixels (you squeeze the widescreen into a square picture, and the DVD player stretches it back out again - thus using every pixel for content, not black bars). Trust me, I edited half of what you see on the National Geographic channel, so I know what I'm talking about.
#14
Seen Martin Sheen in the airport a few weeks back!

Edited By: Tasty_Spoon on Nov 23, 2010 21:18
#15
Tasty_Spoon
Seen Martin Sheen in the airport a few weeks back!


Is it any good??? [i'll get my coat]
#16
profet
uni
if watching on a widescreen telly you just use the zoom/aspect ration button so it fills the screen in the proper aspect ratio ("cinema" mode is typically the setting to make non anamorphic dvds fill the screen). if you have an hdmi upscaling dvd player you might have to turn off the upscaling for the tv to change aspect ratio as the zoom button doesn't work with 720p/1080i/p sources on some tv's


Of course, but as Fresno Bob points out, you are losing a lot of quality by cropping the top and bottom off. On my 37" TV it looks, frankly, shocking. The proper, and almost universally used way of putting widescreen content on a DVD is to use anamorphic pixels (you squeeze the widescreen into a square picture, and the DVD player stretches it back out again - thus using every pixel for content, not black bars). Trust me, I edited half of what you see on the National Geographic channel, so I know what I'm talking about.


i don't have the boxset, but i understood the original point was that material was letterboxed instead of anamorphic. letterboxed is a term for widescreen that has the black bars included in the video encoding on a dvd. to play in the correct aspect ratio on a widescreen tv you need to use the zoom function on the tv (and of course the right setting so you only crop the black bars and not crop any of the image). in doing so the picture will be blockier, but it will at least fill the screen properly, instead of having black borders all around

if on the other hand the issue is the first season is in academy ratio and not widescreen, then it's a personal choice to play it with black bars down the side, or zoom it to fill the screen and lose image on the side. i wouldn't suggest zooming unless it's to make non anamorphic letterboxed widescreen material fit the tv/panel in the correct aspect ratio. watching widescreen material with black bars all over the place is just daft. of course cinemascope widescreen movies should still have some black bars at the top and bottom as that's the way the image was framed, you shouldn't crop these, but it's a personal choice to lose image at the sides and reduce quality to avoid black bars
#17
PKtheDJ


Is it any good??? [i'll get my coat]


If only you could take rep away....

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