I need to take a step back and ask for some clarification.
I don't have an HD television or remastered prints of "Court-Martial". The best I have is the screengrab on Memory Alpha, which can be enlarged: http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__...se11_chart.jpg
To my eyes, the Starbase 11 chart contains these registry numbers:
The contentious registries are the ones that might be 16xx or might be 18xx. I don't think any of the 17xx registries are being debated.
Can someone with a big screen HD television and a remastered print do us all a big favor and look at this scene, frame by frame, and tell us what those aggravating 16xx or 18xx registries actually are?
A frame by frame analysis is necessary because the grain in the original film stock will shift from one frame to the next, but I would think that a person with a good eye (and a lot of patience) would be able to see whether the majority of the frames show a 6 or an 8 for each of the contentious registries.
Or is it not that simple?