So my dad's looking to buy a new 50" HDTV plasma for the new house. He got to talking to a Best Buy employee (oh boy) who told him that the best 50" plasma he had was this one: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8378739&type=product&id=1179165074464 This is a Pioneer that doesn't reach 1080p, but it's not like HD broadcasts are in 1080p yet, right? Well, the big thing was some "processor" that he was talking about that apparently upconverted standard analog signal to near-HD quality. Is he blowing smoke up my pop's ass or is it worth paying $500 more and losing 1080p for this upconversion? I did read the specs on the BB site and it looks like it's the ASIC that he was talking about.