Hey all, Here in Australia we of course use the PAL format. I've always been aware of PAL's increased resloution, but as I want a movie's US cut, I buy ONLY region 1 titles. I was happy doing this (ie: rationalising NTSC's lower resolution) until I played my region 1 Phantom Menace. This is an ORDINARY looking transfer. Since this movie only has it visuals going for it, I feel compelled to ditch it and most of my other discs for their PAL counterparts. Why would any rational human being do anything else? PAL is almost always better. Could someone please clarify the specific differences in the two formats? Lines of resolution, etc. Thanks in advance.