Originally Posted by gbeenie
So, I've got a friend who has a projector with no HDMI -- only component inputs. My question is, are there any players out there (Blu-Ray or SD DVD) which will output an upconverted signal (for SD DVD) via the components outputs? The players I have say no go, so I get the impression that it's not a common feature.
Your impression is correct. In fact, CSS compliance requires that CSS encrypted DVDs can only be upconverted over HDMI. This includes all Hollywood movies and most commercially mastered DVDs. There is a third-party firmware hack for the Oppo DV-970 which defeats this, and allows you to upconvert over component. For more information, see: http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks/oppo-dv-970hd/7223