You can set the player to scale to the TV's top resolution. 720p/1080i/1080p. 720p/1080i will still look much, much better than a standard progressive scan DVD player. A few places have early bird sales tomorrow for the 720p/1080i version of the HD DVD player for $100, with 2 movies in the box and 5 more by mail. Even if Blueray ultimately wins, for a measly $100, who cares. It's still a hell of an up converting player for standard DVD's.