Depends on what you mean by "older". I've seen "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968) in true HD and it is phenomenal! Of course, it was filmed in state-of-the art 70mm Cinerama and the HD print appears to have been struck from an original color negative. "Frankenstein", shot in Full Frame B&W in 1931 will not look as impressive, and I would be extremely surprised if original camera negatives of that movie still exist. There are lots of variables to the HD/Movie equation - but the picture quality will definitely be better than SD - clearer, crisper - no matter what the original source.Old_McDonald said:I have yet to view any of the older films in HD. We are seeing a lot of older films being released in HD but I really don't know if the picture quality will be any better. I believe that something has to be filmed in HD in order to be viewed in HD. I recently say a dvd that was played on a progressive scan dvd player and it was sharper due to the added scan lines but so far it is the limit that I have been able to observe. Has anyone out there seen the difference with HD and older movies? I am aware of the theory but I can't afford to test the facts.