Reason to upgrade is because like other suggested "something special" might be already coming or soon announced.
Also, yes, I said I was satisfied - but, hence the term "generally" as a precursor. Guess, I should have been more specific (it's funny how someone always asks: "well, if you are satisfied...then why the hell...?" - that's cool though, LOL)
I mean, also the other things I said in my OP. I'd like to upgrade just cause I'm an enthusiast who will have the money to jump at a significant improvement.
Specifically, though - the PS3 and A2 aren't perfect. First of all, I'm not going to use the PS3 for games for several years. It's only a BD machine for me. I'd rather have a stand-alone right now but they are too expensive and not as future-proof compared to the PS3. I will admit that the PS3 is AMAZING as a BD player now that I've spent a lot of time with other players.
The A2 is okay but its load and fast forward times are a little annoying (especially compared to the PS3). Also, these two players do take up a lot of space on the shelf both because they aren't really "slimline" and because they are physically two seperate players instead of a possible one.
My TV only has two HDMI ports as well, one that is being fed to an Oppo. I think the Oppo is the best player for SD DVD out there too - since I swear that with the latest firmware and the more fully-fleshed out on-board settings menu it has - it can produce better PQ than the XA2 and Reon...if you properly tandem-calibrate all components.
I love the Oppo, it will take a lot of convincing for me to stop using something else for SD DVDs. Maybe the Blu-ray Denon player upcoming.
One thing I'd be interested in too is an HD player, like the Denon that has "noise reduction" controls for the HD movies also. I'm the type who would really dig a player being able to reduce grain or whatever that can be seen on the HD films as well.
So, I guess in the perfect world - I'd be getting a Denon dual-format player for a low price tag. Guess, that's not happening for at least two or three years, though?
What are the timeframes when we can begin expecting 2.0 dual format players and such?