I first attempted to upconvert using component video connection since my reciever will accept and switch this but not HDMI. So I blew the dust off of my HDMI cable but even over HDMI the picture is very small but centered on the screen. The component cables are still connected since HD DVD video can be carried over these and it keep me from having to switch sources on the TV as well as the rec. This problem doesn't exist on all of my old DVDs. It is a similar effect to when I am watching an standard def program on an HD channel for DishNetwork(which creates side bars) and then sending that signal to an SD TV(which creates top/bottom bars). But the picture from the DVD player is much smaller on the HDTV than the Sat pic is on the SDTV. Pulp Fiction, Rounders and maybe others both display in a small window but Shrek, Bridge to Terabithia and most of the others are displayed full screen.