I too have been looking around for Egyptian style instructional dvds and reading reviews. While I think I could deal with bad sound, I don't know if I could deal with the inability to see the instructor, which was complained about in this review of Shareen el Safy's Exploring the Drum Solo. Do you think these problem of inadequate lighting and the instructor not being visible on screen are a fluke with this one DVD or something that is a factor in all of Shareen's material. I'm hoping you have several of her DVDs and can give me the scoop because I am interested if the quality is not as bad as this reviewer describes.