I don't understand why anolouge component scaled output is illegal for manufacturers of dvd players to impliment, when you can use an external scaler that does the same thing? PC's can do it too. Is this a conspiracy to sell external scalers? Or is it because hollywood is afraid of how good dvd's can look on a big screen? If it's copy protection, why would scaled output be any easier to copy than 480p/576p and why would anyone want to use anologue outputs to make a copy of a dvd with what pc's can do? Another thought: why doesn't anyone make a DVD player that decodes, deinterlaces and scales the image digitally before it ever hits a dac?