I'm watching right now a program on Spanish TV about the history of the last 40 years of the country and as you can imagine it features plenty of old archived video footage from the time. Today's programme is about 1992. The Program is broadcasted on 1080i HD and they respect the original 4:3 aspect ratio for archival material. Seeing program like this I realize how far we have come regarding video recording and TV broadcasting. I was 18 back in 1992 and I was a huge audio/video aficionado, sometimes I let my mind "fly" and try to imagine what advancements and improvements on both audio and video equipment. I knew for sure that the future was HD but I wasn't clear to me what resolution this should be. That year I went to the World Exposition Expo92 in Seville and I had the chance to see several HD demos from the era which I found superior to Pal but not outstanding like real HD from Blu ray did 24 years later. What were theartifacts from old NTSC or Pal video formats you found more annoying? Mine were living on a Pal country was flicker, I really hated how picture flickered on CRT displaying Pal video and as impressive as old 32" 16:9 seemed at the time I found them almost unwatchable as the bigger the set the more one could notice flicker. But you know that some people are more sensitive to flicker than other, I must be very sensitive to it. Flicker got old 4:3 rear projection TV's also unwatchable to me, I really disliked how they look and I found them disturbing and tiring for my eyes. The day I got my first multistandard Pal/NTSC Laser Disc player and some movies back in 1995 I found NTSC to be a revelation as flicker was almost unoticiable, picture was much more stable on NTSC for my test and I didn't notice its lower resolution. Moirè and Cross Color effect were also very annoying, I remember back in the time most news male anchors liked to wear ties with stripes which was where Cross Color was more noticiable. I also disliked hangin dots. I think being 18 I was obssesed with those artifacts except for flicker and I was constantly looking for artifacts instead of really enjoying what I was watching. What were your most annoying artifacts from old SD NTSC/Pal systems?