Just picked up the DVD issue of M*A*S*H's first season...24 shows...and the quality, of coarse is Astounding !!!! You are first blown away by the picture quality which is a VAST improvement of the "dubbed/copied" down-who-knows-how- many-generations shows, that are presently in broadcast syndication! Outside of some faintly noticable black speckles from original film negatives, you can actually discern the fishing flies on Henry's hat! Small sacrifice to enjoy the rich colors, that probably weren't even apparent in the first viewings outside of viewing them directly from the Tv network film chain...and on the first showing only ! Not only that, but you get to see the ENTIRE ORIGINAL program, not the cutting room floor-syndicated version ! One of the interesting features I would love to try out is the ability to turn off the laugh track. It's a seemingly cheesy thing for a DVD, but I'm fascinated to view the shows and see what the effect is on it. Can't wait to enjoy the rest of the first episodes...and I don't have to wait for FX to put them on !!! There is an insert announcing that Season Two will be released in May 2001...can't wait !