Since I'm a 90s kid through and through, most of the shows I'm talking about will come from the 1980s and 1990s, not from the Baby Boomer era or the 1970s. Yet a lot of shows from the late 1950s to the mid 2000s are largely going to be stuck at standard definition, or 480p DVD quality, regardless of how well a professional preserves and migrates the original tapes to new masters. For example, older sitcoms such as All in the Family, Three's Company, Family Ties, Sanford and Son, and The Jeffersons were shot on tape. Cartoons I often enjoyed as a kid, such as those that ran and re-ran on Cartoon Network like Batman: The Animated Series, are preserved primarily on tape. I don't know what they did with the original elements, but I'm led to believe that after they put the shows on tape, they disposed of the original elements. Even shows that Jim Henson worked on such as much of the older Sesame Street shows, the Muppet Show, and Fraggle Rock were all shot on tape. Even though all of these shows are preserved for future generations to watch and love, they will probably never being in HD or Blu-ray because tape is a medium that is stuck at a resolution of 720x480 (NTSC) or 720x576 (PAL). Even though methods exist to upscale and enhance the original standard definition image, such as the Teranex processor from Blackmagic Design, what it usually does is keep the original picture quality at a higher resolution. It does not gain any new pixels from the process. Regardless, the look of these old shows on video tape probably enhances the nostalgic touch that these old shows provide. I honestly love watching old commercials on YouTube, and as a video editor, I love piecing the commercials together with the original show to watch them all like it was a TV broadcast. I even did it with Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too, a show that aired on ABC in 1991. The benefit is that it puts me directly in the era that they originally aired and make me feel like a kid again.