Are HD-DVD's scaled down to 576 better than SD-DVD ? The reason I ask this question is because, I recently jumped on the HD bandwagon and bought an XE1 and a few HD films; Batman Begins, MI Boxset, V for Vendetta & Bourne Supremecy. So far though, I've not been really blown away. I watched V for Vendetta the other night, and yes I thought it looked good (filmed in 2:35:1) at 1080i (highest my tv will go) I thought I would downscale the disc to 576 to see if I (the human eye) could tell the difference between 1080i and 576 from 10 ft away. And unfortunately I have to say I could not see a striking difference. I then went an watched a 1:85:1 SD film (Pan's Labyrinth) upscaled to 1080i to see if I could see any apparent artifacts on screen that I've had on previous (cheaper) dvd players. Again the picture looked fantastic and no artifacts (this player really is a good SD machine). But its not on HD for me to compare. I watched Stranger than Fiction BD on my mates PS3 1:85:1 film and then downscaled it to 576 and it looked slightly worse than the 1080i. So far from my tests I'm not really sure whether its worth paying the extra £10 for a film (older dvds) at the moment to have it on HD. Anyone else thinking the same thing ?