jjeff, i don't think it matters what the input resolution is, since dvdr's can only accept 480i. As far as video filters are concerned,i have a sima ct-2 and my filter darkens my picture. I wish it didn't,i have to set mine to lighten the pic. As far as the new Shinybow component video converter is concerned,i am also interested in the price.The 3yr.warranty really, really interests me cuz very few cos. are willing to give that long of a warranty. Maybe a high quality product?? G.