August 25, 2010
| by Arlen Schweiger
Summer television options have certainly increased over the past 15 years or so. Wasn’t too long ago that you had to agonize through reruns until the annual fall season of fresh episodes, future hits, and big-time flops.
Fortunately, along with a better variety to view during the summer, we’ve got quite a bit of television to feast on in high-definition Blu-ray. There’s an absolute glut of TV choices on standard DVD, but at least the high-def releases have whittled things down some.
After all, are you really popping in Alf on DVD, or would you rather rewatch The Sopranos or Lost on Blu-ray? Right, we thought so.
We’ve rounded up 20 such Blu-ray releases (in most cases, just going with the Season One box art if available, as an example) to whet your appetite with the fall season around the corner. You can catch up on series, or get into a new (to you) one.
Plus the great benefit of Blu-ray, of course, is that these will really shine if you own a dedicated theater and projection system—no worries about grainy or pixelated images or sub-par sound. You’ve got stunning picture quality and fantastic uncompressed audio soundtracks, also great for shows such as The Sopranos or Weeds, whose end credits always feature different tunes.
We’re sure to have missed a few of your favorites, so let us know in the comments section. Also, feel free to tell us which particular episodes you think exemplify quality high-def viewing and listening.
Click here for 20 Blu-ray TV Series to Keep You Busy.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.