I have been watching some tv shows from the 1960s on dvd ,and noticing that the picture quality is better than alot of HD shows now. I looked at Combat, Voyage to bottom of the sea, and Gilligans Island on dvd. Then I watched NCIS,Grays Anatomy, then Almost. Human and Last man Standing . The current HD shows could not match the old shows in depth and richness of color,clarity and sharpness,and overall brightness and detail. On the Combat show I could see individual pores of skin,sweat on faces,blades of grass. Many of todays HD shows seem to be shot in poorly lighted sets.The closeups are of a face half in light,half in shadow. No detail.Greys Anatomy and Last Man Standing are quite blurry compared to the 1960s shows on dvd.I dont understand why the older shows from 50 years ago look better than alot but not all HD programs of today. Perhaps it is a directors '' look'', maybe networks had more money to spend on production back then.Could it be the modern use of HD cameras instead of film.By the way , I watch the networks via antenna on a plasma tv,so I dont think over compression of network signals is the answer. All of this is just my viewing opinion. Thanks for any answers,comments ,or opinions.