Hey, chew on this for a moment. First off keep in mind that this hypothesis was suggested to me by a represenative of a high end audio/home theater showcase retailer in my area, I did not come up with this on my own.Up until about a year ago it was possible to purchase an upconvert dvd player where the 1080 signal was output on the component out cables. Now all upconvert dvd players output the hi-def signal on HDMI. This is no accident or merely due to the proccess of technology filtering it to this state. All the major studios have gotten together with DVD hardware manufactuars(and hi-def TV manufactuares) to enforce strict HDMI standards. In this day and age where you can add image stabilization to cheap camcorders and download high quality DivX players to $50 cell phones, it is no accident that the software that I am seeking out is so difficult to find. By GoLLy, if you are gonna whatch a hi-def dvd, we (sony, samsung, ect. ect) are not gonna let you make your own, your gonna have to by our $20 a pop blank Blue Ray disks ,whatch them on our $3000 flat screen TV’s using our overpriced blue ray players, all of which is in accordance with HDMI standards dictated by the powers that be, not only to keep a uniformity of standard for compatability issues, but to keep a uniformity of fat bank accounts for Studio executives and the like.