To be more specific, if it receives a 720p signal does it display it as 720p or have to convert to 1080i? Or if it receives a 1080i signal does it display as 1080i or have to convert to 720p? The Sony sales guy told me that it displayed both formats directly, but after reading so many articles that say few TVs do that, I had some doubt. I've scoured the Sony website and cannot find that issue specifically addressed - which creates even more doubt. So, do any of you know???