If you’re a long-time viewer of the series, the season eight DVD set is a must to complete your collection. The only thing really lacking is the presence of commentary tracks. Each season’s DVD and Blu-ray set has come with at least a couple of commentary tracks, and I was looking forward to enjoying at least the season premiere and finale with commentary from David Shore or the writers, but alas it was not to be.
All content on the Blu-ray, including the bonus features is presented in 1080p with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1. The picture is crystal clear, with saturated colors, even better than the HD broadcast versions. The sound for dialogue and music is rich and clear. If you have Blu-ray equipment, buy the Blu-ray set; the price is the same (at least at Amazon.com) as the DVD, as are the features. Both sets come with UltraViolet Digital Download versions so you can play the episodes easily on your computer or mobile device.
Note to my readers: I will be starting a House, M.D. "rewatch" beginning in September. We'll begin with season one, episode one, watching one episode each Monday night. I will follow up with a fresh commentary for each episode, and of course open the thread for lots of discussion. We'll go at least through season three, covering the seasons before I began Welcome to the End of the Thought Process here on Blogcritics. Stay tuned on Twitter for more information as we get closer.