I finally broke down and bought the PS3. I've looked at and read about most of the other standalones, and other than spending $800 plus for the Pioneer 95, there was nothing I felt confident in buying....mostly due to reported operational problems.
The PS3 looks outstanding on Bluray. I prefer the upconversion from my Toshiba HDA1 on SD so far (though it's 1080i), and CD just sounds pretty average compared my Marantz universal player.
So, if that rumored DTS Master Audio upgrade happens, I'll be quite satisfied until those next generation players come out and can find out if they're a little more ironed out than what I've seen to date.
Pretty darned nice Bluray picture for $320.00. For some reason, our Best Buy starting selling them for 20% off on Sunday.
See ya. Dave
"High Fidelity audio has been like a dog chasing his tail. High Fidelity in my marriage has been much more rewarding because she knows where I sleep."