I remember back in the days before the DVDs I had lots and lots of Babylon 5 SVCDs off Usenet. These were partly captured in the TNT version (16/9, non-anamorphic) and partly in the original full screen versions. When the DVDs came out I got rid of these discs and bought the DVDs. What a mistake!
The DVDs, especially Seasons 1 and 2, are full of film-defects and poorly framed and format-converted CGI. Camera movement in CGI scenes results in jerkiness (all throughout Season 1), they seem to have gotten the field order wrong. I’ve been looking for ways to find proper 29,98 fps NTSC captures of these episodes, but to no avail. Now, I was wondering, with all the preservation efforts going on here, maybe there is someone out with unaltered captures, or maybe there are still broadcasts going on certain cable channels in the US or something …
Since I live in PAL-land, and most of the TV stations have adopted the widescreen versions anyway, I can’t even wait for a broadcast.