I just picked up the new Liteone LVD 2001 DVD player, and the 1080i scaling works great. This player will scale any DVD (even copyprotected ones) up to 1080i resolution, and output it through it's component outputs. My primary DVD source right now is a Radeon equipped PC running Theatertek software. The HTPC scales all DVDs to 1080i so this is my benchmark I used to test the Liteon player. he Liteon will output 480P, 720P or 1080I. The latest firmware contains a very easy way to turn off region coding and macrovision so that all DVDs can be scaled to 1080i. The resulting picture is quite good. It is much more filmlike than a 480p image. The color rendition is as good if not better than my HTPC. Detail is not quite as good as the PC, but about 85-90% as good. There seems to be a bit more noise in some scenes than I am used to seeing with the HTPC, but nothing objectionable. The p-scan button on the remote switches between 480i, 480p, 480 i Pal, 480p Pal, 720p and finally 1080i. You can play just about anything with this player including MP3, JPG files, Mpeg files, Divx files, and Mpeg4 files. I have just been experimenting with DVDs so far. All in all for the price ($195CAD), I'm very satisfied. Marc.