Well if same source was on both TVs and one was 1080i and the other a 1080p only then could you tell, maybe.
"new releace its going to look great or crappy" This all boils down to bandwidth or how much compression was use when the DVD was made.
If the moive is two hours long and they put one hour of "extras" on the DVD something has to give and that is picture quality.
YOUR STILL WAITING FOR THE B-Ray player?????
As for i vrs p debate, over the last couple of weeks of watching football games, some on NBC(1080i) othes on ABC(720p) and FOX(720p) both look very good! What I noticed that when the camera is following the play the player running looks sharp, but on the 1080i brodcast the grass just blurs out untill the camera stops moving then it looks "sharp" again. On 720p broadcast the when the runner if following the runner the grass stays "sharper" dosen't blur as much. This just verified that the biggest difference between i and p will be seen on rapidly moving images. John
Yesterday I went to Best Buy They had two Samsung 40" l.c.d. set side by side one showing from a satellite system Nothing but trailers on h.d. net This program seems to have the best 1080I display I have ever seen . The second samsung was showing a blue ray demo disk and yes the blue ray picture did look sharper and had more punch to it I also was able to play with the remote to get the best picture from both sets. I am still waiting for my new Sony player. The problem with my present DENON 2910/955 unit is picture quality from one disk to anotherWhen I rent a new releace its going to look great or crappy have a nice day all. I know this post is stupid I just cant think of anything to post TOSHIBA RULES HA HA STEWEEEEEEE