Thanks for the reply. It's great that you were able to find Blu-rays with new transfers but I was not. The intent of the post: for people to consider their wants and offer some options. In my case, the streaming titles are available from multiple sources.While it's true the titles on HBOMax are the new transfers, they are only on HBOMax temporarily, as titles are constantly rotated in and out. The cheap digital versions you can buy on Amazon/iTunes/Vudu are NOT the new transfers. And all the Warner Archive Blu-rays are new transfers (it sounded like you were attributing 20-year-old transfers to the Archive), So to throw hot water on your cold water, the 4-for-$44 sale is a big deal to most of us.
I have been thru four physical media buying cycles (VHS, laserdisc, DVD & Blu-ray) and have refused to go to 4K, even though some 4K titles are definitely superior. I have boxes full of laserdiscs and crates full of DVDs in my basement but realize something had to change, that's all.