Sea Hunt episodes on Roku

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The quality on the episodes I saw, seem to be much better than YouTube.
 

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The quality on the episodes I saw, seem to be much better than YouTube.

That is not surprising, but it is disappointing.

There were many bootlegged copies of the entire series before MGM finally remastered them and sold them as a complete set. For a while, the complete set (all 155 episodes) was available from Amazon for about $50.

You can still purchase all four seasons, but they are separate and the price is all over. The good news is that you can buy some of the seasons used for as little as $2.88, but the prizes seem to jump.

The stuff in YouTube might have come from one of the many bootlegged copies.

I have seen bootlegged copies in DVD and even back in VHS format. Some episodes had very decent quality, but some were just impossible to watch.
 

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The quality on the episodes I saw, seem to be much better than YouTube.
You are definitely right that the free YouTube episodes sometimes seem to be of lesser video quality. Some of them only start off that way, and are generally better once they get started. But probably not truly HD.
 

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You are definitely right that the free YouTube episodes sometimes seem to be of lesser video quality. Some of them only start off that way, and are generally better once they get started. But probably not truly HD.
I watched many of them while recovering from COVID on my iPad, so quality was acceptable, but not great. It was interesting to watch the production quality improve pretty dramatically over the first season and into season two. It's pretty clear they were learning quickly how to shoot underwater video as they went.

It is still pretty mind blowing to me that they shot ~48 26-min episodes which I think was 2 per week for about 6 months. Mostly on location in FL or CA and several minutes of underwater footage in each episode. A pretty incredible accomplishment for a mundane thing like a TV show.
 
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