So, A friend in the US now has series 1-5 on dvd (so far she's seen series 1-3 and is about to watch them back from the start). I shall be buying her the rest of the collection soon too. It may be a while until she gets to series 7 and 8, but I'm wondering what people's thoughts are about the "Remastered and Xtended" versions. Personally, since the release of the dvd's I've always since chosen to watch these versions over the origional broadcast versions, but I'm not sure whether to recommend them to my friend to watch first or not. The only slight down side I see personally with these versions is the lack of the audience laugh track (purely because it was recorded with a laugh track and hence the pacing of the line delivery is often addapted to the audience laughter) but over all I think they are far superior versions, especially Back In The Red Remastered and Xtended, which in my view, much lke BTE, works sooo much better as a single, "feature length" episode. So anyway,I'm interersted to know what others here think, as I don't want to recommend these versions just because I happen to personally prefer them. Do you think it would it be better to watch the broadcast versions first?