Originally Posted by mmafightetnow
anybody know this? by having hdmi out it has to be 720 or 1080 by definition right? and by marketing pratice, it should play standard dvd.
how good you think it's gonna be.
It can save me an upconvert dvd player now.
As others have said, both BR and HD players will upscale current DVDs, so a separate upscaling player is not needed. However, it is impossible to know at this time how good a job they will do (like current upscaling players, it will undoubtedly depend on the specific model - some will be better than others, depending on the deinterlacing/scaling chip used). By the way, you can also output 480p over HDMI (and some, but not all, upscaling players can output 480i), so no, HDMI does not have to be 720p/1080.