God IS looking down on this forum, and he appreciates your honesty.
As far as scaling goes, most HDTV's in the market do an admirable job handling 1080i feeds. If anyone has a native 720P tv, then they already know this. If your particular tv doesn't do a good job with 1080i, then, yes, that sucks for you.
How do you go low? A SVS PB10-isd and a Cerwin Vega LW-15, that's how I go
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