They have an ancient TV by technology standards. It doesn't have HDMI or component hookups. But knowing them, HD is not high on their priority list as they still use a 27 inch screen as their main TV. I thought this would be something my mom could enjoy while shes home alone and dad is away back on the farm during the weekdays and they could both enjoy it on the weekends since they don't go out to the movies hardly at all. The TV is on its way out it seems, maybe another year left in it. How would SD look on a 27" screen when going through an HDMI to RCA adapter? Would it be noticeably less than a DVD? If quality is going to suffer, I'll just wait until they replace the TV and maybe start working on burning their current small DVD collection to their computer.