What an upconverting DVD player does is scales a DVD to 720p, 1080i or 1080p. Your TV also does the same thing. If you use an upconverter, the TV does not have to scale it to the native screen resolution.
Whether it looks better or not depends on which unit has the better scaler. If the scaler in the DVD player is better, it will look better. If the scaler in the TV is better, it may look worse. Most people report little or no improvement.
I would wait for the High Def DVD players to come down in price and buy one of them.
really promice what it states it does? I currently have a "normal" DVD player hooked up to a Panny TH-42PX77U 720p. The picture looks fine- nothing to brag about. I can live with it. But how well will an upconverting DVD player look? What will be the difference? Also what player would anyone reading this post recommend?
Thanks in advance