I rip HDTV shows from my DVR, cut the commercials, and burn them to regular DVD. However, I do not have any sort of high def/high res capable DVD player, and I'm hesitant to buy before BR/HD has been decided by the industry. This means I have no way of playing these files on my TV. I can play them on my computer (the mac pro)...but the whole purpose of saving these files is so that I have great picture quality on my 37" LCD HDTV. My powerbook's video card is not capable of displaying the right resolution (1920x1080) so I cannot use it to play the files (they show within in a box on my TV screen). A regular DVD player can't output HD, as far as I know, and mine certainly can't. I have seen DVD players for around $200 that will play regular DVDs with HD content, but that's more than I would like to spend, and plus, I would be buying it SOLELY for this purpose, as I already have a DVD player. So...cheaper options? Or any way I could do something (upgrade video card) with the PB to make it capable of outputting that resolution? If I got a new laptop at one point, would it be capable of this from the get go?