Ok, I've searched these forums and can't find a straight answer. I'm using the 2011 mac mini as a HTPC and its hooked up to a 42 inch Panasonic plasma HDTV via HDMI. Once in a while when I want to watch a standard DVD, I play the disc using a Toshiba HD-DVD player which upconverts or upscales the standard DVD and makes it look very close to HD quality. I'm pretty pleased with this result. My question is this: If I were to purchase an external Superdrive and use it to watch DVDs using the stock "DVD Player" application that came with Lion, does the DVD Player app perform the same resolution upscaling that my HD-DVD player and other similar stand alone players do?