Same dude who posted above here,
Actually, the American DVD quality is fairly poor. A lot of artifacts and stuff, some chop-off the sides and too bright colors. The Japanese DVDs have been remastered and, from screencaps I've seen, look amazing. But they're like $300 for 1/3 of the series.
And yeah, the box sets are expensive as hell now. I was considering selling off my 18 volumes and getting them both at one point, but working out the math it was about even.