Originally Posted by kbuke
I totally agree, but why buy DVD or (sometimes) pay for an online program when you have it all in one place? Like you, I am definitely pumped about the choices!
Free tv is good but watching on dvd is better in a lot of ways:
With dvd's, you get to see the entire 25 minute episode and not the edited version shown on television.
dvd picture quality is better than most subchannels.
Extras of all sorts - commentary, vintage commercials, retrospectives etc.
By purchasing the dvd's, you support companies like Shout Factory that release these classic shows for fans
But most important, you own the dvd's forever and can enjoy a particular episode anytime and are not dependent on the whims of programmers. No one knows if MeTV will even exist in five years or in what form. They could ditch the current schedule next week and switch to reality programming.
Season sets really aren't that expensive if you buy them on sale. There's no telling how many I own, maybe a couple of hundred and I continue to buy more even though many of the same shows can now be watched online.