It had been a while since looking at the other sets and I had forgotten just how dreadful these look. The show is good enough though that you can deal with the look of degraded early 70's videotape though. The one thing that shocked me though was watching the episode with Archie's 50th Birthday - the first episode on disc 3, and at 8:30 in, just after Edith sits, it goes into a close up on her And the image becomes sharp and pristine. I had to rewind it a half dozen times, but 20 seconds of this episode looks amazing - at least in comparison to the rest. at 8:50 it goes back out to the wide shot which is oversaturated, fuzzy and generally awful looking, and even moreso after those two amazing shots. Even better - the quality returns at 12:00 and lasts until 12:47. This time the two different qualities can be seen in the same shot (a wide shot of Mr Quigley singing is seen before and after) I can't host images but I can make screen caps of this if someone would host them. Does anyone know the story here? Did sony do a test on a couple shots to see what restoration would look like, or might they be syndicated cuts put back in (the videotape is less worn perhaps) or simply some odd bit of luck. If all the episodes looked as good as those few shots... At least we have the pristine and beautiful MTM sets - now that's how good old tv can look - as long as it wasn't shot on tape. Edit: and again! 14:56 to 15:21, Archie at Kelseys, another shot that appears in both levels of quality.