Happy to see a HD release, I went back and watched all seasons a few months ago but Id gladly watch them all again in HD
TVS will release the first three seasons with 2 audio lines, one in German 2.0 (source from DVD) and the other in English 5.1 (source from Netflix). Season four & five is unclear, because for Germany there are only crappy TV audio sources.
The TVS member "simon" who does the project has now decided against 1080p, as there is not (or barely) any difference to 720p (Malcolm masters or Netflix masters are simply too bad for 1080p) and the increased file size is unncessary.
Season 1 is completed now.
General information for season 1:
- File size 1.1-1.4 GB
- Bitrate ~6000 kbps
- German Audio AC-3 224 Kbps 2.0
- English Audio AC-3 640 Kbps 5.1
It's been a while since I've seen MitM but I have gotten used to watching 2000's shows in HD if it's possible, like My Name is Earl I have Seasons 1 and 2 in HD (would love to own it on BD but it doesn't exist) so not much point watching it in SD at this point albeit, I've seen it so many times I'm about done with it. However, I'll forever wait that Jason Lee and Greg Garcia reveal the big mystery.
Season 1-5 are available in 16:9 "HD" on Netflix (1080p is available on Netflix, actual quality is more like 720p though).
Open your eyes guys, these are clearly upscaled and look worse than the current DVDs.
Malcolm was filmed on Super 16mm film, the quality will never be excellent.
You can't compare Super 16mm 720p with "normal" 720p.
It's still a big improvement over the DVD quality in my opinion.