Close to 20 years ago, I remember sitting on the couch watching an old episode of The Twilight Zone in black & white with my Dad on broadcast TV. I remember sitting there amazed at how clean the picture was, and how the image had such an incredible sense of depth.
Last night I watched A Christmas Vacation on DVD with an HD TV and again noticed that same clean, deep visual sensation, almost 3D in a way.
How is it that a broadcast show, viewed 20 years ago on a very plain TV was able to achieve that quality? I remember at the time viewing it and wanting to ask my Dad what was up, but unable to put it into words.
Any ideas? I seem to recall this a few times with B&W viewing.