I am really wondering if I am missing something here. I just got the MGS Legacy Collection from the Sony store at the Malls of the Americas in San Diego.
I put Disc 2 and my PS3 sees it as the HD collection. It only lets me select, MGS 3, MGS PW and MGS 2. It is my belief that Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2 and the novels come in the disc, and MSG and VR Missions are downloads.