No, it's just the connection. There is nothing out there that I know of that can convert any thing to a higher quality, you're always limited by the quality of the original material. There is hardware that will simulate an upgrade, e.g., stereo to surround, but again it only simulates. This will not even simulate high def
I had an up converting DVD player, and on newer movies it did a pretty good
job of looking better. It produced some video noise on older DVD's. Star Wars III
and Cars looked nice, Godfather, not so much.
My current HD DVD player plays newer movies, V For Vendetta, Planet Earth series,
at a better quality than even Discovery HD through my Directv.
While in some cases an up converting DVD player is nice, it can't approach true HD.
A case where you do get what you pay for. :wink:
It will really make your video look better, but the difference can only be noticed with a big and high-quality display unit.
I don't have a big screen, so I don't need this kind of player.
If I have more money, I would definitely buy one for better entertainment.