Though I'm happy as a Ferengi in possession of a shipful of gold-pressed latinum to have the first six seasons of TNG in my library and though TNG never has looked this good before, the series by and large exhibits images on DVD that are a bit soft and washed out. In contrast, the TOS discs look amazingly sharp, with richly saturated colors and good shadow detail and deliniation. TOS, of course, was in 35mm film throughout the production process, whereas TNG was transferred to video before actual presentation. Too, TNG's special effects were video-composited. In the thread accompanying Ron's review of the Season Six boxset, it was noted that TNG has always looked a bit faded (going all the way back to its original presentation in first-run syndication). However, one thing I've noted with interest: The transfer quality of TNG's first two seasons tends to be superior to those that follow. Of course I am happy to have these sets. But if I plan on including a TNG episode during an evening's screening program, Picard and crew start the festivities off. Going to the TNG discs after screening something else is something of a letdown in terms of picture quality. Could these DVDs have been improved upon? Or are these the best we can hope for given the present state of the art? And are we generally happy with them?