So I finally am at the point where I can afford to buy the good eats DVDs, but the older DVDs are discontinued, and the new ones are not all out yet.
There is 20 (18 + 2) "volumes" of the original DVDs, but on food network's site many of them are discontinued. All but two of the "group packs" are out, and volume 1, 4, 10, 12, and 13 are no longer available for purchase. I already have 9 of the DVDs (this set), but these fall outside o the normal "volumes". I was not to worried about them being out of order, but all the weird compilation discs did make things confusing.
For the new DVDs, there is the "Complete First Season" and "Complete Second Season". I assume they will continue through to all the seasons eventually. What worries me is that they appear to be on fewer discs. On the 9 discs I already have, there is three episodes per single layer DVD, along with the "Ask Alton" segments for each episode. The first season is on two discs (probably dual layer) with 5 episodes on one disc, and 9 on the second. There is no mention of any extras on the second disc, and I know my copy of "A bowl of Onion" included an "Ask Alton" segment. The second season does two discs also, with 5 + extras on one, and 10 on the second. I wonder what the video quality is like on these, compared to the originals. they are fitting 10 episodes in double the space they used to use for 3 episodes.
Does anybody know if there is any way to get the original 20 volumes of the DVDs? Or is the new DVDs the same quality as the originals?