I just purchased a Samsung PN58C550 Plasma. So far, it appears to be a fabulous display: fantastic picture, no "buzz" issue. I've done searches on this subject but haven't come to any conclusions yet so thought I'd start a new thread.
I have a decent collection of DVDs and I'm about ready to take the plunge on a Blu Ray player. I'm wondering what the general consensus is on the best way to view regular DVDs on a high-def display. My searches thus far have led me to believe that using a Blu Ray player with good upconversion is the way to go in the more reasonable (say, up to $500) price ranges.
Right now I'm leaning towards the Panasonic DMP-BD85 which seems to be fairly well respected and has all of the features/flexibility I would like. I'm also considering the Oppo BDP-83 as it sounds like the "cream of the crop" for reasonable money. However, it lacks many of the features of newer players (mainly the wifi stuff). The Samsung display does have wifi capability, however, so perhaps this is not an issue. I assume I can use that for streaming Netflix, YouTube, etc. Is that a correct assumption?
In any case, any advice would be greatly appreciated as to how to get the most out of my DVDs with the new display. My current DVD player is a Denon DVD-2910. Is there any scenario under which the Denon might be a good choice (e.g. just change some internal settings on the Denon and connect right to the Samsung via HDMI or some such arrangement)?
Thanks very much,