When connecting your d.v.d. player try both h.d.m.i. and componit cables. in my set up I got a much better picture using h.d.m.i. also remember blue ray players have really droped in price $499 they will give you a stunning 1080P picture and do a awsome job at upconverting standard d.v.ds I have one and love it I might even pick up a h.d. player in the future there going to sell for less than $200 good luck stewee