A lot has been written here, both pro and con, about the DVD release of Victory at Sea. After reading some of the negative reviews, I felt compelled to put my two cents in. First of all, I think the makers of the collection did an outstanding job in the video transfer. I own the video collection, and do not like how they run the episodes together. I especially disliked how on the final episode of the video series (the most moving, by the way), the music isn't even allowed to finish. The DVD is broken up into each episode, exactly as it was seen during it's run in 1952-53. Indexing each episode is also a great way to skip to a particular point in the episode. The intro on each episode by Peter Graves is short and to the point. The DVD also allows the viewer to skip this intro, if desired...Now onto the audio. True, it is not perfect. That is why it lost one star in my rating. There are slight differences in the volume levels. But I think the makers of the DVD did a great job in trying to mix stereo with monoraul. I was able to sit in front of my TV with my headphones on without having to adjust the volume. I'd like to point out that when this series was originally made, there was no stereo. For those that are trying to compare the soundtrack with the record and cd's that came out (I have them all), don't even try. To my knowledge, there was never a soundtrack made of this series. What came out on record in the late 50's was an orchestral suite of the music, not the original soundtrack. If you have that record or cd with the burning ship on the cover, look closely at the cover. It's not the soundtrack. Yes, it does sound wonderful...In closing, I would recommend this DVD set to anyone. If you can avoid nitpicking the slight differences in the audio and sit back and enjoy this fabulous series, you will be glad you purchased the DVDs. And the videos will end up in the next garage sale.