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As a profoundly deaf avid horse rider, I loved those series on Netflix, I thought I do a DVD collection sadly these don't have subtitles. This are not worth 1 star. It's hard enough not knowing whether any DVD are subtitled without listing them as subtitled or not on Amazon description list as not all DVD are subtitled and then not being able to return them, they are now useless. Bought 1&2 and won't be buying anymore. Very disappointed.
I own EVERY Season of Heartland on DVD and every single set I have owned (bought brand new mind you) has been terrible quality. The characters look grainy and the colors are very washed out. The odd thing is that the episodes on Netflix are almost HD quality so I don't get it. It seems as though whomever is converting it to the dvds is doing a shoddy job.
My husband walked in while I was watching (he is an Engineer) and said "Wow, that looks like a VHS" and that is exactly what it looks like. We have two HD TVs and I have watched it on both TVs and still the same results. I think they are cutting corners and using a crappy company to do their conversions. I feel a little ripped off to be honest. Especially since I am such a loyal fan and this is one of the biggest shows in Canada so its not like they are low on budget. If you can get your episodes any other way Netflix, iTunes, etc...I would do that. I know its nice to have the box sets , but believe me when I say its not worth the $45.
Unfortunately I live in the US so I have no choice, but to buy the box sets since Netflix takes forever to post the seasons up and apparently there is a Canadian iTunes and a USA iTunes so it won't let me buy the episodes through their because they are only offered to Canadians.
If you have a choice skip the DVDS as they are terrible quality. I actually just bought Season 5 and its so grainy that I have been watching it on YouTube, thats how sad it is. I own the Dvds and I am having to resort to YouTube to watch it because the quality is so annoying. I even played one episode on Netflix on one TV and then the exact same episode from the DVD on my other TV and the difference in quality was astounding!! The Netflix version had vibrant colors and no graininess and the DVD version was very washed out (think VHS from the 90's).
I give this series 5 Stars as it's really wonderful and well worth watching. The 1 star rating is only for the very poor DVD quality as the image is grainy which is quite disappointing. I would not recommend buying this particular production. I would have been happy to pay a lot more for the series if it was a true HD quality picture.
The only reason I did not like this product was because it had the wrong episodes. It started on episode 5 and ended in season 3's episode 7ish. I would not of had to return it twice. I will just have to find another company who distributes this product. Also, know that this had nothing to do with Amazon its self, they have been great through my frustrating times! Thank you!
Cover says season 2. DVD's have season 2 stamped on them. IT IS ACTUALLY SEASON 3. No doubt about it. They are episodes 23 - 45. Watched season one on Amazon instant video and we are hooked! It is an awesome show. I don't know where these DVD's come from, but you will find several reviews about the quality and the screw-ups in burning the DVD's if you read all the reviews on all the seasons.
The Heartland 2nd season, was not the full season. It had other shows from other seasons in it. The seller had no indication that this product was defective. I contacted the seller and he was more than happy to receive this product back at his own expense and replace it with another. Would definitely buy from this seller again.