This DVD isn't perfect, but it's pretty nice. "Shot in HD" doesn't mean it PLAYS in HD, as this is not an HD-DVD or Blu-Ray disc. It looks good on my 40" LCD TV playing in an upscaling DVD player.
The scenes have a good variety of fish in attractive tanks. Some buyers have complained that the fish are frighteningly large on some of these aquarium DVDs. I did not find this to be the case with this DVD, but I "only" have a 40" screen. Perhaps the buyers who complained about this have frighteningly large TVs.
The sound is pleasant on the reef or saltwater settings. The freshwater tank setting sounds a bit too much like my toddler blowing bubbles in a juicebox for my enjoyment. I haven't even listened to the music setting. If I want to hear music while I play this DVD, I'll play something I like.
This is not a feature film or an IMAX documentary. It is ambience. If I had the time or inclination to maintain a beautiful aquarium, I would want it to look just like one of the several scenes I liked on this disc. If you stare at the screen and try to find some pixelation on a rapidly moving fish tail, you might find some. Stop finding fault and enjoy the fish show in your hassle free aquarium!