Originally Posted by Reginald_Bingham
I recall hearing somewhere that I should set the DVD player to 480i and let the TV do the conversion.
It depends on which has the better upscaling hardware - a $40 DVD player or a $xxxx TV?
My TV has a very good video processor, so I set my DVD player to output 480P over HDMI, and I let my tv upscale directly to it's native resolution of 1366x768.
But I don't know about your TV. Just try all your options and judge with your own eyes.
For 480P, I recommend turning down any artificial sharpening on your DVD player, if your player has a sharpness setting, so that the tv can process an unmollested image.
The only disadvantage with outputting 480P over HDMI is the DVD player won't automatically pillar-box 4:3 videos, you'll have to switch the aspect ratio on your tv remote control. But in 720P or higher, the DVD player will render the black border, allowing you to leave your tv in widescreen mode all the time.