My brother in law has a new Akai t.v. and I've been raving about upscaling players especially the one I have. I explain to them that it upscales DVDs to 1080i which is the same format as High Definition. I also explain the great detail shown and giving examples like Fifth Element, Star Wars Empire Strikes Back, Attack of the Clones etc., and point out the great detail shown from the sweat on Chris Tucker to the facial imperfection of Luke Skywalker. Anyway the question was raised by a guy in the Store who was asking about it. How can you get 1080i from and DVD that's in 480 lines of resolution. I was lost for words and of course no longer want to be especially next weekend. Help me out guys and gals.