I have been thinking about the quality of the DVD's and how unlikely it it well ever see this show on bluray, mastered from it's original elements. It got me wondering about the order the mastering was done in for the initial release, and I have a few questions that people here might be able to chime in on. As far as I know the first release was in France under the Cosmocats name. I don't think these DVD's had an English audio option. Were these episodes transferred from French broadcast tapes? Does anyone have these and can let me know how they compare to other releases? The US DVD's came out before the ones in the UK. Which tapes were these mastered from? All of season 2 has to have come from NTSC tapes since those episodes never aired in the UK, but what about the first season? Is there much of a difference between the PAL and NTSC release for those early episodes? The PAL discs have higher resolution, but if they were created from NTSC sources they won't look any better for it. I have the US NTSC discs. If anyone has the PAL discs to do a direct comparison I'd be very grateful to have a look. I would like to try and take what we have available right now and spruce up the quality as much as I can. So far the results I'm having with the NTSC discs look promising, but given the extra resolution of PAL I'm considering using that as the source. I want to be sure I have the best quality assets before devoting too much effort to it. Here's a few shots of of the DVD compared to my filtered version. I've run some deblocking and noise reducing plugins, and added a grain plate. The original is on the left, untouched other than I de-interlaced it. You can see the filteres version loses some of the sharpness of the original, and some of the small details are lost (check the rock beneth Cheetara's feet). I can tweek the settings a bit to try and find a better balance, but for now what do people think. These were all taken from the Trial of Mind Power episode. If anyone has the PAL discs and can grab the same frames form the same episodes it would really help a lot. Same goes for the Cosmocats DVD's.