It's the next progression in TV, that's what I meant. This is the progression I think of with TV tech. Small B&W pictures Larger B*W pictures as TV's popularity grew Color replacing B&W Solid state TVs replacing tube TVs improving picture quality (the end of rolling TV pictures and such) Stereo TV RP TVs (first large screen TVs) (the above two might be reversed) Wide screen TVs HDTV and flat screens To me anyway, getting my first HDTV felt the same to me as my parents getting their first color TV. There was little content outside of a few shows and gradually over time replacing the old format. I don't hear for instance any big issues with porting old SD shows like Seinfeld into a wide screen format the way we do about colorizng B&W. Nobody thinks it's abnormal, or looks funny, or just wrong.