*A friend without a HTF account asked me to post this for him* I have a few questions about DVDs and common phrases used to describe the content. At first the answers seemed straight forward, but then I realized how open to abuse they could be. First is there a governing body that controls and defines various phrases one might find the packaging of a DVD? Could someone attempt to define the following terms? These may seem a little silly but I have yet to locate a text book definition for the following terms. Specifically, anything sanctioned by any DVD authority. Are there any rules that need to be met to qualify for the following terms or is it just decided by the whim of a marketing department? Digitally Mastered Digitally Remastered Restored Restore: This should be obvious. The original footage or audio has most likely been restored to its original quality or possibly enhanced further. Audio tracks may have been mixed up to Dolby Stereo or 5.1 surround. Digitally Mastered: This should mean that what is presented to you on the DVD has undergone a mastering process that involved digitization of the audio and video. Digital Remastered: I think this term may be getting confused with restored and was the source of my quandary. I have seen a few "digital remastered" titles on DVD that have turned out to be poorly compressed offerings taken right from the analog version (with no enhancements) and crammed onto a DVD. Any clarification on these terms would be appreciated.