I'm wondering now if it's worth it at all now with blu-ray. The technology seems to be there, however the bells and whistles from various companies keep putting me off. On one hand I wanted a blu-ray player that would do great at upscaling my 400+ library of dvd's, then I wanted to de-clutter my livingroom, so by getting a player that would be DLNA compliant and have pandora/netflix, I could get rid of my HP tower that's hooked up to my theater and just have the receiver and blu-ray player.
Enter in Panasonic, my first, lasted a day and returned it, model 65 I believe, the upscaling was a joke.
Now sony s470, not bad for upscaling, but is not DLNA capable.
I saw the Denon, it already lists itself as DLNA compliant (unsure of firmware), and possibly better upscaling than the sony s470 I currently own. Bad part now is the waiting game, ideally I would like a player with great upscale ability, pandora/netflix and DLNA capability.
Maybe blu-ray just isn't as great as it's cut out to be yet, considering they can't get discs to remember where you last left off. Speech synch issues, hdmi 1.1 1.3a, 1.4 and whatever else I missed. Just seems to be a bandaid put on everything when in reality all it should do is power on and WORK!