I know this point has been raised elsewhere, but I thought it would be nice to have a separate thread for it. It has been stated: "Unless you have a TV that can display 1920 x 1080, HD-DVD and/or Blu-ray aren't going to look much better than upconverted DVD." Not true. Even if your TV is only capable of displaying 720p, the fact remains that HD-DVD and Blu-ray both contain MORE than enough data per frame to show you the maximum amount of detail your display can show. With upconverted standard DVD (remember, standard DVDs are encoded at 480p at best), the player may generate more pixels to make the image be HD, but many of those pixels are extrapolated by the player... in other words, you're getting an HD picture, but the pixels in the picture are not as "unique" or "original" as they would be in a true HD movie disc. The upconversion process can make MORE pixels, but it can't create NEW pixels. For example, I can definitely tell the difference in picture quality between the HD-DVD versions of Serenity or Batman Begins (displayed at 1366 x 768 resolution on my bedroom TV) and the upconverted-to-720p standard DVD versions of these same two movies. They're both very sharp, yes, but the HD-DVD versions contain extra detail not found on the standard DVDs.