Yes Philip, I know. You and I are in complete agreement. It was the FIRST season of 24 that was mastered from NTSC, not film. The SECOND season has received a proper conversion, and therefore does suffer from speedup. However, it was the FIRST season that Julian was surely referring to when he said he watched it on BBC and couldn't detect the speedup. And, like I said, he wouldn't have, because (unlike SEASON TWO) it wasn't sped up. Oh, and Will B - it is possible to correct the pitch, so that the sound is simply faster. The first (and best) way is to process the whole soundtrack digitally, so that every frequency is altered. The second (crappy) way, is to cut out 1/25th of every second of audio, thereby keeping it in synch with the sped-up picture, but without raising the pitch. This method has been used on all PAL releases of Fellowship of the Ring and Magnolia (amongst others). It creates an annoying 'skip' in the audio which is almost as annoying as the speedup itself. It is applied to some TV shows as well, such as X-Files and Smallville[i/], and is very distracting.