Almost every transfer that is put out on dvd has been knocked for having too much edge-enhancement, with a few notable exceptions. Most recently a supposedly reference quality dvd, Episode: 1, was knocked for having excessive edge enhancement by almost every review site. In a thread on this forum, Peter Staddon said that he knew for a fact that VERY little, if any, edge enhancement was used on the disc, and since the transfer was supervised by people who are very high up in THX, it seems silly that they would let something as noticeable as edge-enhancement slip by. I believe that edge-enhancement is now what we are seeing on most of these discs, and that the term is used incorrectly. Is the "ringing" associated with edge enhancement just more prevalent in some prints? Is it a problem with the compression? Is it unavoidable? It seems to me that if the majority of the prints have some degree of "ringing" to them, then it can't be a "defect" can it? Does anybody have any solid information on what causes the "ringing", how to tell if edge enhancement has been used besides spotting the ringing on high-contrast backgrounds, and if there is any way to avoid it. Thanks.