Here's the straight scoop.
I order some DVDs for films that are just not commercially available for sale. It took about 12 days to get the DVDs. They were pretty much as advertised, decent quality tapings of TV versions of the movies. They arrived in thin white DVD holders that had minimal artwork identifying what movies were inside. The DVDs themselves had blank white labels on them, you could write the name of the movie on the blank label.
On the negative side; just like the shows on TV, you'll see occasional advertising pop up, typically on the bottom of the picture, and if you like or need subtitles, they are not available.
On the positive side; the quality is good, they start up right away without all the previews and advertising you typically get with today's commercially available DVDs, and I can watch them whenever I want without the commercials breaking up the movie.
Should commercial versions become available in the future, I might might choose to upgrade to that version, until then... I'm satisfied.