Okay, so I have had a look around and seen some different responses regarding upscaling. Some feel that an upscaler works best because you avoid analogue SCART connections and use HDMI, while others say that as long as you use HDMI, the panel will do the scaling. In light of this, I'm wondering what the implications of using a Studio 17 laptop with an HDMI connection would be. I know 720p scales nicely when played in MPC and set to full screen (possibly not the correct way to do things, but it looks okay from what I could tell), but what about playing back a DVD from the laptop? I had a go with one on a Samsung 40" 1080p 24p 100Hz 6 series and it looked okay, but compared to some vivid claims that upscaling can look 'almost as good as Blu Ray', I was left either a) dubious or b) in need of starting this thread to determine if 'upscaling' is actually occurring. Any thoughts? It's questions central from me of late!