Watching an upconverted dvd isn't just as good as a true 720p movie but almost as good (or at least better than 480p). So my thinking is that watching a true 1080p (down-converted) should be better, but is it worth the extra cost (only you can decide that)? Someone with this experience can prove me wrong.
I have a general question about HD DVD as a whole (this includes both HD by Toshiba and BlueRay by Sony). I have a Sony 400 disc DVD player that is progressive scan and I believe it upconverts to 720P. I have a Panasonic plasma that is only capable of 720P or 1080i. So is there any benefit of me getting a HD DVD player if I cannot experience the high resolution of 1080P because my plasma set will not display it?
If I used an HD DVD player would I just being viewing movies at 720P and if so isn't that what I'm already doing with my standard dvd player because of upconversion?
Thanks for any help with this matter,