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Video: How Do the Discs Look?
These 1.78:1 3D 1080p transfers are absolutely fun, but not nearly as accomplished as they should be. The added depth that the 3D offers lends a vertigo-inducing fun to some of the episode's CGI sequences, but the experience isn't significantly more finessed than their 2D editions on The Universe: The Complete Season Six. But colors come across beautifully with accuracy and punch that impress. Black levels are appropriately consistent, but finely grained detail is a little on the smeary side (especially for a show this recent). There's also a distinct presence of artifacting and black crush that disappoints. These aren't present the whole time, mind you, but for a show that has been given both a high-def upgrade and now a 3D one, the results should look better than this.
Audio: How Do the Discs Sound?
To enhance their 3D video presentations, these episodes have been given surround upgrades - they're presented here with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound mixes. Again, compared to the lossless 2.0 tracks that were included on The Universe: The Complete Season Six's set, the developments aren't staggering - it's always nice to hear those surround channels come to life, but the effect isn't gamechanging in any way. For a show like this, these tracks totally deliver, though they may not exactly be anything to get worked up about.
English, Spanish, German, Danish, Dutch, and Swedish subtitles are included.