That would be correct. DVD would be output at 480 resolution, and then upconverted by the TV. DVD's native resolution is 480i or 480p.
If it looks better by using different settings, then I'd recommend doing that. BD-Wise is a feature that doesn't work for every situation, though it's a quick-set option that works as a solution for some people. Sometimes just upconverting the DVD to 720p and letting the TV's processor do the rest of the upconversion may work better than outputting the resolution from the player at the highest setting. I encourage people to experiment to find what works best for them, and if you'd like to post your results, that would be welcome!
I have a Samsung BD-P3600 connected by HDMI to a Samsung PN58B860 through a Yamaha Receiver.
I want to always watch Blu-ray in 1080P at 24 fps if possible, and to upconvert standard DVDs to 1080p.
The default for the Blu-ray player is BD-Wise and 24 fps is greyed out. The only way to enable it is by selecting 1080p.
In addition, the documentation says that BD-Wise will play the DVD at native resolution.. which I interpret to mean it will not upconvert stardard DVDs to 1080p.
Am I understanding BD-Wise correctly? Should I always set to 1080p and 24fps? Or is the documentation confusting, and BD-Wise will automatically upconvert DVDs to 1080p and run Blu-rays at 24 fps?
Seems like have BD-wise off gives you better resolution from the player.