NBA - Indiana Pacers Greatest Games Collection, Vol. 1 [Import]
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4-Disc Set: You asked for it, and you got it - four of the greatest NBA games in Indiana Pacers franchise history as voted online by you the fans. Go back in time with all your favorite Pacers - from Rik Smits to Reggie Miller to Mark Jackson to Dale Davis. Relive No. 31's phenomenal 25-point fourth quarter against the Knicks in '94, the amazing eight points in 8.9 seconds against the Knicks, the classic 1998 playoff battle with Chicago, and the Pacers' first ever Eastern Conference championship victory. Fans voted these the 4 best games!
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The set I received via Amazon was slightly bent and scratched across the front surface. One of the four DVD's was noticeably discolored (darker than the other three). Didn't bother me much, but for some it may.
The menus are very very basic. "Play" or "Pick a Quarter 1-2-3-4" for each of the discs. No special features, nothing but the game.
The video quality is as expected of a basketball game from 1995-2000. Noticeably sub-standard quality on my HD-TV, but again, expected.
The biggest gripe I have about the set is the somewhat misleading description that the games are "in their entirety and original broadcast form." The game itself isn't edited, and it is in its original broadcast form, but the pre-game shows, post-game commentary, in-between commercial talks, and halftime reports are obviously missing as the game goes straight from halftime to the start of the third without skipping a beat.
The games themselves are fun to watch, especially the 1994 game with Reggie exploding in the 4th while mouthing off to Spike Lee. However, they could have been a lot more entertaining with additional footage, commentary, etc. The fourth game in this set (2000 ECF Game 6 vs Knicks) will only be entertaining for big Pacers fans who want to relive the joy of finally winning the Conference title.
I really wish the NBA would have done something special for either Reggie Miller or the entire 90's Pacers team with a highlight set or something of the sort, instead of putting out this plain set with games Pacers fans own or see repeatedly on ESPN Classic.
Overall, I would recommend this set to the average NBA fan who wants to relive these historic Reggie vs. Knicks/Bulls games, or the Pacers fan who doesn't have these games recorded on VHS. However, for the Pacers fans who have these on VHS, all you're getting is the luxury of having them on DVD without having to do the transfer yourself - yet lacking all the fun commentary and special reports of the original broadcast. For $22, it's a good deal. However, I'd be willing to pay much more for a product that was actually put together with some effort.