[QUOTE=olyteddy;2187457]Why bother? If the source was 720 X 480, that’s all the ino there is. You’d be wasting storage to convert them to higher resolution. As far as upscaling, any software that can display at greater than 720 X 480 is already doing that. Your TV can also upscale.[/QUOTE]
No… there is a difference between “stretching” (which is what you are describing) and “upscaling”.
Bilinear, Bicubic, and Lanczos are all resampling methods used to upscale/upconvert. They do not just stretch the existing pixels. They actually create pixels to make a larger image. The end result is certainly not as good as if it were originally filmed in high def, but it is still much better than just stretching. Nero Recode can actually convert 720 x 480 to higher resolutions using these methods. However, I find Nero Recode has too many bugs. Also, I am not wanting to redo my entire collection I want something that will do the upconversion during playback just as a newer DVD players can.