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I have a 720p HDTV. If I buy a BluRay DVD player with is see a significient difference in my movie picture quality. Im using an Upconvert player now.

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I've never seen an upconverting DVD player that could match the image quality of a high-definition disc player, particularly when you're outputting to a larger TV. The basic issue is that the maximum resolution of DVD is 720x480 while Blu-ray is 1,920x1,080. The Blu-ray image is much larger and made up of more information than the DVD image.

You didn't mention the size of your TV, but anything over 32" and high-quality picture is important to you....go BluRay. Not to mention that BluRay are relatively inexpensive now.

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