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Video: How Do The Discs Look?
Midsomer Murders: Tom Barnaby's Last Cases offers up 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen transfers that are a distinct step up in quality compared to the earliest sets of its shows. Color accuracy is a bit better than one might expect (both in terms of flesh tones and, of course, RED BLOOD), and finely detailed textures pop with clarity in ways that make earlier editions of the show on DVD seem positively remedial. Black levels are consistent, there are no examples of artifacting to mention - if you've complained about the show's video presence on earlier sets (as this writer has), this collection will be a lovely surprise.
Audio: How Do The Discs Sound?
The stereo mixes are decidedly similar to most British output on DVD of the last few years. Dialogue sounds alright indoors, but exterior sequences a have hit-and-miss quality to them. Music sounds okay, too, but even though it's a stereo mix, most of these soundtracks err uncomfortably toward the mono side of things. It's not enough to detract from the series, but it ain't great, either.
English SDH subtitles are included on a number of episodes.