I don't know....i'm more than halfway through season 2 now, and my wife and i both agree (she's not usually picky about picture quality) than Season 2 of 24 is seriously lacking picture-wise when compared to the VERY sharp and highly detailed dvd's of season 1. it's almost like the season 2 discs are at half bit-rate or something. they also appear much murkier and very SOFT. what's even stranger is that the season 2 preview disc looked REALLy good, just like the first season. those same episodes look murkier in the boxed set!!! anyone else disappointed in season 2's picture quality?? what could have caused this??