I am buying a new Samsung 4669 LCD HD TV tonight. I am currently using a Sony DVD player with super video and a 36inch CRT from 2000. The DVD player does have component connections, but no HDMI.
I am not ready to buy a blue ray or HD player. If I buy a component cable, will the new Samsung TV upconvert standard dvd's with my old Sony DVD player? Also, if I have video's which were converted from AVI to DVD and burned with Nerovision, can those be upconverted by a dvd player or the new TV?
I am not sure if I should buy a new upconverting DVD player, or wait for the Blue Ray prices to come down. If I will get a substantial improvement with an upconverting player, I may buy a cheap one now and hook it up with HDMI. I also would like to play AVI files if possible. I would appreciate any advice as I am new to the HD scene. Thanks.