I have about 25 VHS tapes full of episodes of "Cheyenne" that I have taped off of the Good Life TV Network, where it aired from the late 1990's prime time and occasionally on weekend afternoons as well. The episodes were introduced by George Clooney's father, Nick, who usually gave a bit of trivia about the episode, the star, Clint Walker, or one of the many guest stars. As of 2004, the last time I had access to the channel, Clooney was still on the network, introducing "Cheyenne", as well as the other great black & white Warner Brothers westerns from the 1950's and early 1960's, like "Bronco" and "Maverick". The network also showed "Sugarfoot" and "Lawman", but only on weekends without Clooney's introductions.
"Cheyenne" remains my favorite of the old WB westerns, with Clint Walker a very unusual western star, given his immense size. One might wonder why any character would have dared to give him a hard time, but they did, and usually ended up worse for the wear. "Bronco" took over, off and on during Walker's lawsuit against WB. I enjoyed that one, too, as it had a lot of action. But Clint is the man, and I'm glad to see this series reaching DVD.
The first season does not feature the familiar theme song, which I believe does not appear until the second season. The first season theme song is pretty unmemorable, so be prepared for that. Also, you will find the first few shows of the series to be featuring character actor L.Q. Jones as "Smitty", Cheyenne Bodie's somewhat humorous sidekick. Jones is priceless in his own right and one of my favorite western character actors. However, this is Clint's gig, and the producers of the series soon found that out and the Smitty character is gone by the second season. So if you are a fan of the series or good TV westerns, this set is worth it, but in my opinion, the series got even better in the second season and beyond.
And just a note on "Maverick", which will likely be following soon on DVD. In my humble opinion, the opposite is true. My favorite season of "Maverick" is the first season, because I am more of a fan of action in a western than humor, and James Garner's first-season Bret Maverick is a more serious and kick-ass hero than in later seasons, where he loosens up a bit and the happy-go-lucky Maverick most people know and love gradually appears. Also, the vocal version (with words) of the great "Maverick" theme song does not appear in the first season. It's the same melody, but instrumental. In nearly all cases in nearly all of these great WB westerns, any vocal theme song appears only over the ending credits, not at the beginning. At least that is to the best of my recollection.