A number of people have asked me recently about some web sites that are selling complete Seinfeld DVD sets, wondering if it is the official DVD release. I have seen a number of similar offers, and they are homemade DVD sets, not the official DVD release. In the past, I saw a lot of VCD sets offered for sale on eBay and other web sites. Now, with DVD burners becoming more affordable, homemade DVD sets are becoming more prevalent. So, should you buy them? That is up to you - but here are some things to think about: 1) There is no way to know how good the video quality will be. At best it will be VHS quality, at worst it will be the quality of videos downloads - it certainly won't be DVD quality video. 2) No special features. The official DVD will certainly include special features, outakes, etc. - if you are a true Seinfeld fan, you're proabably going to buy the official DVD anyways. 3) You can bet there is no money back guarantee, and some of the prices being asked are significant.
Personally, I am going to wait for the official DVD release. There have been some rumors that they are working on it, but nothing official yet. If you want to be notified by email when the official Seinfeld DVD is released, click here to sign up for the mailing list.