I've bought many DVD of British TV shows (all region 2) and a few movies (in region 2, since I prefer the higher resolution). But when it comes to American TV series, I get stuck with which region to buy from. If the series is shot on video (The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air, for example) then obviously region 1 is the best format to get as it's not re-formatted for PAL and you're not losing picture/animation quality. But many (if not most) modern American TV shows (such as Angel or Star Trek The Next Generation) are originally shot on film. This is a big problem to be as I don't have a clue whether the DVD is taken straight from the final video (in which case region 1 is best) or if all the DVDs are remastered from the original film (in which case region 2 is higher resolution). And these series shot on film are they filmed at 24 frames and pulled down for American TV, or are they actually filmed at 30 frames per second for TV? Anyone have any thoughts on this? Is there some big list anywhere with all the shows that are taken from film?