Just wondering what the reason was. Just I caught a bit of Friends before (or is it F.R.I.E.N.D.S., I never remember) and the picture looked terrible. I've noticed it for years but never really questioned why. I mean do salts from sea water deteriorate the film when they ship it over or what? The only show I've seen with the sharpness of British TV is something called "Fat obnoxious boss" or something. I suppose it's down to NTSC and PAL. But how?!