Ok, so I went out and bought an up converter (HDMI) DVD player. Walmart had one on sale for $44 so I figured I'd try it out. And to my amazement, this thing is fucking awesome. I already have an HDTV, so the upconverter brings the resolution to 1080!. No this doesn't look as good as HD-DVD or Blue Ray. But if you already have an HDTV then I highly recommend purchasing an up converter until prices on HD-DVD come down. I threw in Transformers yesterday and it looked fucking awesomme. It's definately enough to hold me over until price on the HD-DVD players come down a bit. And for good measure, I threw in Empire Strikes back to see if it made a difference. It made a HUGE fucking difference. I mean these movies have never looked better. Definately enough to hold me over until Starwars HD-DVD come out. But that's my 2 cents. If there's anyone on the fence about buying an upconverter. Do it, it's the best 44 bucks you'll ever spend.