There’s been much discussion on this site about preserving the original Muppet Family Christmas, as broadcast, because the commercially available DVD version is incomplete.
I have a tape of the original, complete broadcast of the show and am willing to send it to someone who promises to make as good a capture as possible, given the source material (probably ELP on an almost 20 year old tape). I tried using a basic VHS-to-DVD recorder transfer and posted it to Demonoid before Christmas, so you can find it there if your interest is piqued.
There are, I think, two ways this preservation could go:
- A straightforward preservation of the VHS tape, which would be consistent in quality.
- A mix of the available DVD where possible and the VHS tape where necessary, which would have higher quality at some points, but lesser at others.
I appreciate all the work people on this site do, but my technical skills–and my equipment–are nowhere near adequate for this task. All I can do is provide the tape and my gratitude to someone who can preserve it for posterity.
Thanks to everyone who does so much for this site.
PS: PMs are on.