HDMI is not the only way to get native 1080p. If you have a native 1080p PC monitor or projector - you can out put native 1080p via VGA (analog - but its still non-interlaced progressive scan - no interlaced video in PC),DVI, or HDMI. Conversion is handled by the GPU on the video card.
Sure, but I wasn't talking about PCs (PCs weren't really part of the BD-player comparison discussion). The fact that PCs can legally deliver it over analog via VGA is the exception that proves the rule. This also doesn't alter the fact that any consumer using HDMI (for whatever reason) for video isn't using the video analog conversion in the player, but rather in the display device.