Completely agree with this. A specific example that I remember: As a teen in the late '80's, I wanted to see the original Mission: Impossible series (1966-1973). I had never seen much of the show, but had heard it praised highly by older relatives. Unfortunately, the series was either never re-run at all, or re-run at odd times late at night; it was a hassle to set the VCR to tape this, so outside of 2-3 heavily edited taped episodes with sub-par PQ & stupid commercials, I never saw much of this. Flash-forward 20+ years. The entire classic series was put on DVD in the 20XX's; and, I eventually watched every season back to back. I now I feel it was one of the greatest TV shows ever made. So, if it weren't for TV shows being put on DVD, I would probably never have seen the series. Sure, there's streaming these days - but older shows like MI aren't always available on these sites.