I have a Sony KD-34XBR970, which is a 34 inch CRT with HDMI input. That's what I have read and as much as I know lol! I am not an expert...that's why I found this place. Is there an upconverting DVD player that will provide a significantly better picture than a standard player (garden variety $40-$70)? I use it to play good old Blockbuster rentals, nothing unusual.