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I'm currently am a DirecTV subscriber and have the HD package, thus a HR-20 HD satellite receiver. Likewise, a cheap RCA dvd player that upscales. Lastly a Samsung LN-S3251d LCD monitor. Currently, I have no surround speakers and all audio is run through the television. I do have a 7:1 speaker package on order. Which means I 'need' to buy a A/V receiver!! My question is this, based on my circumstances, would one recommend an A/V receiver that upscales sources beyond 480p (i.e. to 720p, 1080i, 1080p?). Can I not accomplish what an A/V receiver of this sort does utilizing the satellite receiver's upscaler for SD television programing and the dvd player's upscaler for DVD programing. Would one anticipate any appreciable gain in quality of picture if upscaled through say a Yamaha or Denon A/V receiver with this capability?