A very popular TV show from the eighties brought pop music into viewers homes every week. That show was Miami Vice. Ever since the last first run episode aired the show has been in syndication across the world. A few episodes were released on video some time ago but that was as far as things went. Now with DVD box sets of dozens of television shows hitting the market you’d think Universal would jump on the bandwagon. Especially with Michael Mann supposedly working on a Miami Vice motion picture. Well, the answer is NO. Why? The music industry. Everyone wants a piece of the action and apparently releasing Miami Vice on DVD poses a royalty issue. Since so many songs and bands were featured on Vice it was already an uphill battle. Universal tried to get everyone to agree to the release but finally gave up. Although there is a tiny glimmer of hope. Rumor has it that Universal will be releasing Vice on DVD in Europe. For now, the only choices are to watch chopped up versions of the episodes from networks like TNN or purchase bad quality video copies online.