Upconvert DVD Backup?

this maybe a stupid question, but i figured i’d ask anyway, so please be gentle…

If i were to buy an upconverting dvd player (or hd/blueray player), would it upconvert (at all) a backup dvd? i know they supposedly crisp up the pictures of regular original dvds, but was wondering if they did the same for backup dvds as well (not matter how minute the difference). i realize backup dvds are compressed to fit on a single dvd, but wasnt sure if it would help a little or not at all. thanks for the help in advance!

Yes, the conversion system built into your player will work the same with backups. Of course, if you’ve used a lot of compression to get the movie onto a single layer dvdr, it will never look as good as the original.