Looks like Warner Brothers botched up "Smallville: Season 1" big time. I was looking forward to this set so much that I asked several people to get it as a birthday gift for me this past Friday. Bad idea as I ended up with two copies. That's not the worst part, though: Upon my first viewing I noticed compression artifacts galore. Even the WB clouds intro logo is horribly compressed. So I popped it into my DVD-ROM drive to analyse the amount of data that was being used for each episode. To my surprise, I found that each of the 4 episodes are actually recorded TWICE on each disc. That's right, there are 8 episodes (over six hours, combined) in total on the dual layered disc! It's no wonder there are compression artifacts out the ying yang. Both copies of each episode seem identical. Title 1 on each DVD consists of all four episodes stuck together, whereas title 3,4,5,6 consist of each episode separatley. So why would Warner waste half the space on the DVD by having two of each episode??? This has to be one of the greatest mastering blunders ever. Each of the 6 discs suffer from the same duplicate episode problem. Hopefully they will issue some sort of recall. I cannnot believe this! Update: The mastering error can be confirmed by viewing each 'title' number that is displayed on the DVD player while the disc is playing. If you select 'play' in the main menu, Title 1 starts, and all episodes will play in order (since they are recorded as one big chunk), but if you select "Episodes" in the main menu, instead of viewing Title 1, you jump to Title 3,4,5, or 6 depending on which episode you select. So they are definitly all on the disc twice! Marc.