All the sets I see today do this. HOWEVER those that are just arriving in the world of HD all pan upscaling or expected better. It's common knowledge when you start with some old SD signal you will never get a great image.
So there it is. If I look at any HDTV I see it does scale up.
First, if anyone knows a difference between Up-scaling, and Up-conversion; please fill me in. My reason for this post; is my interest in TV's that do Upscaling, rather than multiple input devices, doing the conversion individually. The TV seems the end of line for video.......why not Up-convert everything there. Is it marketing(money)? Something else?
Next question: Does anyone know which brands of HD TV; that might do the Up-conversion. I saw mention of a Pioneer model, that the owner claimed would Up-convert to 1080i. Are there any modest priced sets, or particular brands, that might do the up-scaling conversion, inside the TV(1080p would be nice of course)? My thinking is; why am I buying all the separate components, extra dish fee, devices, etc; when the end of line device can do the UP-scaling? Anybody. Any opinions please?