I was wondering how a TV show (both cartoons, sitcoms and other TV series) is recorded. Are they originally recorded with 30 frames per second as an NTSC transfer? Or are they recorded with 24 frames per second like movies? Examples... Cartoons: "The Simpsons", "Walt Disney shorts", etc... Sitcoms: "Everybody Loves Raymond", "SpinCity", "Friends", etc... Other TV series: "X-Files", "Sopranos", "Ally McBeal", etc... In some way this topic is related to the very resent discusion thread about PAL vs. NTSC. If these series originally are in NTSC, then there have to be some kind of NTSC to PAL conversion artefacts on a R2/R4-disc like "The Simpsons: Season 1". But if they are recorded as movies with 24 frames per second, then the R1-transfers suffer from 3:2 Pull-Down. Is there a place where you can see how these series are recorded?