Honestly, I think these things look fine. I'm not a tech-head and really don't ever care about having up-to-the-minute gizmos in my house. Anyway, these look more like movies to me than the 2004 DVDs did. The thing is, if you actually saw SW in 1977, the prints were always run down and a but washed out. The movie played for months at a time, and they wore out. My memeories of ANH are that it was always faded and dirty...like it was from another galaxy and another time.