True for affiliates that broadcast 720P, but most actually broadcast 1080i.The SD shows are upconverted to 720p on HD channels
When I wanted Kojak, Untouchables and other classic, I just ordered it from public library (set of 4 DVD, total 15 movies or so). Most municipalities have these videos, you order online, specify at which branch you wish to pick it up, and in a week or so (depending on popularity) you get automated telephone message. Doesn't cost a cent. Though, some municipalities here in BC charge $0.50 when you order video that is not on the shelf right now. Without distracting commercials and better quality than on cable TV - it is not HD-remastered, so even on HD LCD you have SD picture with minor improvements due to upconverting by DVD player or upconverting chip in LCD TV. Give your old CRT to somebody via Craig's "Free" section (I did). The only thing to consider with HD LCD hooked to SD signal of DVD player (doesn't matter, upcoverted or not) is to use component RGB cable or HDMI - not a single yellow composite cable that you used with old CRT, so this one you can give away too.One of the shows I completely missed growing up was Kojak.
Thanks to RTV 2.3 Buffalo WGRZ, I'm catching up.
I've been considering hooking up one of my old CRT TVs to watch it. It looks completely fine on an old-style TV. I don't really like the way it looks on my LCD - stretched or in 4:3.