Oh it's not going to beat blu ray, I'm not a whacko, what I mean is, I was watching Beverly Hills cop earlier this fall on Showtime or one of those movie channels in HD. So my wife seeing how much I liked it bought that trilogy for me this Christmas and I can't believe how closely it resembled the Hd version I seen on tv. Very close, especially the outdoor scenes, when they had the shoot out in the end. Anamorphic DVD is widescreen, that probably has a lot to do with it, where TV standard, is 4.3, and the compression is bad. What I meant to say is watching anamorphic DVD compared to standard tv is like jumping to HD. I understand a blu ray will blow the anamorphic DVD away, but the anamorphic DVD was almost as good as cable 1080i. I don't know if that makes any sense. I had the blu ray player in 1080p on a 1080p Plasma Panasonic V.
The picture was very close to real hd quality. Or equal to lower quality HD feeds I have seen.