Warren, thanks for the update. I think ripping them in the current format would be great. I doubt anyone is going to do anything to improve things any time soon. Besides, with bit rot eventually happening to all the discs, sooner than later would be more accurate than anything else. I don't know a whole helluva lot about capturing the video/audio. I think better rips could eventually be made from NOS discs later....if they haven't succumbed to bit rot.
Maybe you could answer a question. The current Cube Quest rip looks awful. I'm sure that has nothing to do with the way it was ripped. I'm assuming it has to do with the disc degrading over time. It would be curious to compare it to what it was like when it was new. Am I correct with my assumption? Wouldn't "time is of the essence" for accuracy?