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[[quoteright:300:The gap between broadcast and home video gave Mami time to redecorate.]]

Things take time and some companies really don't have the time to spare. TV airings can be more the beta version of the episode and fully complete on DVD and Blu-Ray, or even in subsequent airings before home video copies are made (satellite/cable, online streaming, syndication, export…). Sometimes this can be fixing of OffModel, additional animation and special effects, or rework of backgrounds. Often the TV version is [[OldShame never seen again]]; the more nostalgic viewers might want to KeepCirculatingTheTapes.

Primarily an {{Anime}} trope. The anime {{fandom}} has named this being "Shafted" after the Creator/StudioShaft, which uses this on nearly every series it produces.

Unrelated to BetterOnDVD, which is “archive binge enhances the series.”

Compare {{Recut}}, which is the re-release special edition of this trope, and somewhat related to UpdatedRerelease for VideoGames. SuperTrope to TooHotForTV, which is this used for censoring. Compare negatively DigitalDestruction.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Creator/StudioShaft uses this in nearly every one of their releases. The worst examples are:
** ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'' is probably the most famous for this; nearly every scene is reworked in some way. The climax of the "Nadeko Snake" arc in particular is especially enhanced, although that's not saying much when the vast majority of the scene [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome wasn't drawn or animated]] ''at all'' on the broadcast version.
** ''{{Negima}}''? various scenes got remade, adding characters and other details in the background and adding animation in various places most noticeably in the opening of episode 19 where instead of static shots of Asuna's dud form it now runs around trips and falls. {{Funimation}} used the DVD version in their releases.
** ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' got this as well. Most notably, the first five episodes had various funny title cards, one of which read "The opening isn't ready yet." The opening is included in the DVD releases.
** ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', as pictured above. The first two episodes released on Blueray have had [[http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/608/madokatvvsbd005.jpg a]] [[http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/4524/madokatvvsbd003.jpg ton]] [[http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/1417/madokatvvsbd002.jpg of]] [[http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/3456/madokatvvsbd001.jpg reworks]] to just about everything, with ridiculous amounts of added complexity in the background, completely redone shots, unnecessary color changes...it might have been easier to redo the whole thing from scratch.
** ''Anime/MekakucityActors'' had most of the world's environments redone for the Blu-ray.
* {{Sunrise}} is also known for this. ''Anime/CodeGeass'' in particular was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsehdH7isBs heavily reworked]] for DVD, though other series got improvements too.
* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' is another textbook example of this. A lot of the [[OffModel QUALITY]] were fixed in the DVD volumes, instances of which have actually changed the meanings in a few select scenes. Also, [[FanService improved transformation sequences]].
** Toward the end of ''[=StrikerS=]'' Episode 8, in the broadcast version, just before she fires at Teana, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X84Ug4xiLO4 Nanoha looks as though she's having a serious wartime flashback]]. This is fixed in the DVD version, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7ixomSv7eQ where it's more clear that she's disappointed]].
** There's also the famous scene where [[MamaBear Nanoha]] [[OhCrap blasts]] [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill the ever-loving crap out of]] [[SmugSnake Quattro]]. In the TV version, Nanoha slams her foot down to brace herself on the floor before firing her [[WaveMotionGun magical girl staff]]. In the DVD version, she slams her foot down... and ''smashes the floor under her foot'', leaving a ''miniature crater''. Guess which version fans prefer?
* Creator/{{Xebec}}'s ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' anime's OffModel was largely corrected in the DVD releases.
* ''CrescentLove'' had this [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/crescent_love_cabbage.jpg perfectly spherical "cabbage"]].
* ''Manga/KamichamaKarin'' had quite a mountain of animation errors in episode four, and maybe in later episodes as well. {{Creator/Satelight}} fixed them in the [=DVDs=].
* ''TenchiMuyo'': As the first Tenchi-related series to be fully computer animated, the producers of ''Anime/TenchiMuyoGXP'' were able to make two different versions of the show. The Japanese DVD release features scenes that are slightly different from the TV broadcast version. In most cases, these altered scenes replace some backgrounds with more detailed versions, recompose some shots and remove the towels from the female characters in the bath.
* ''[[HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi When They Cry - Higurashi]]'' looks somewhat clearer and has some design changes compared to the Japanese TV airings and Japanese [=DVD=]s.
* ''Anime/MakaiSenkiDisgaea'' has fairly good animation in both incarnations, but nevertheless, a few scenes were redrawn slightly for the DVD release, to be a bit more consistent with the in-game character artwork for the looks of things.
* ''Anime/GovernmentCrimeInvestigationAgentZaizenJotaro'' was a very notable (and mandatory) example of this, and just to show how different the animation was between the TV airing and the DVD. Creator/TransArts[[note]]who by that point, had provided photography (and other services) to other [[OffModel error-filled]] Anime like ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest'', ''Anime/TransformersArmada'', ''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK'' and the aforementioned ''Negima!''[[/note]] included the first episode as it originally aired as a comparison.
* ''Anime/BlazBlueAlterMemory'' is full of off-model and "QUALITY" moments. Their first DVD release already indicates that they are planning to fix that. Notable is Jin's quality ice strike in the first episode, which actually looks similar to the ones from the games in the DVD release.
* When ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' originally aired on TV, it had some... [[TroubledProduction production problems]], so to speak. Said problems were rectified in the initial home video release, then '''''again''''' for the North American release.

* There are [[http://www.ultimatedisney.com/thelionking2.html some differences]] between the theatrical version of ''Disney/TheLionKing'' and the versions released on home video from 2003 until at least 2013.
* The ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' Platinum Edition Blu-Ray and DVD use a restoration taken from the original camera negatives, making the picture appear 16% wider than during the original theatrical release.
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' had its aspect ratio slightly expanded for home video release.
* For full-frame releases of ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'', Pixar actually recomposed several scenes so various details wouldn't be left out when viewing it in that format.

[[folder:Film-Live Action]]
* ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' had a few edits, recuts, and additions to its original video release- enough of them to be noticed, but not to the scale of the Original Trilogy's [[{{Recut}} Special Editions]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Free Hat", where there's a ParodyCommercial for the new enhanced edition of the first episode with all-new graphics.
-->'''Trey Parker:''' For instance, in the scene at the bus stop, we always meant to have [[Franchise/StarWars Imperial walkers and giant dewback lizards]] in the background, but simply couldn't afford it.
* ''Inverted'' by the DVD releases of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers''. The original release by RhinoEntertainment contained numerous errors that didn't exist in the (already error-prone as it is) original broadcast version of the episodes, and they also added in extra SFX that were often mismatched with the original soundtrack in terms of volume and quality. Creator/ShoutFactory's re-release did its best to clean up the errors, but limitations in available masters to use means it's ''still'' somewhat lower quality than the original broadcasts.
* The producers of ''WesternAnimation/TheBigKnights'' pulled out all the stops for the [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes long-awaited]] DVD/Blu Ray release of the show, pulling the source computer files out of their archives and re-rendering the whole show in high-definition widescreen.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''DragonsLair'' is a literal DVD-Video example. Not only does it have relatively a lot of bonus content, but it also has less dust and fewer artifacts on the picture, compared to the arcade version. Brought UpToEleven with ''20th Anniversary Edition'' and ''Dragon's Lair HD''.