I just purchased the series and was quite disappointed because of the resolution and quality.
Of course, I don't know what sources this copy was made from - I suspect it to be video tape - but being a video producer myself, I know that
1) a higher resolution transfer would have been possible
2) additional post production finessing would have helped a great deal in sharpening the really washed out details
Are there any better qualities available. If not: are there plans to create a better copy? I am sure, the TV archives hold a copy of this series as well, Maybe their quality is better ...
Or, to phrase it in the words of the eternal Joseph Campbell himself: Find your bliss!
Go, slay this dragon of abysmal quality and resolution and bring us true elixir so we may heal ourselves ...
Best from Berlin