I'm looking at getting a Lumagen external scaler. From my correspondence with them, it seems that the best DVD signal to feed the scaler is a normal 480i signal. Obviously, I'd like this 480i signal to be as clean as possible, so I'd like it to come out of the player's digital output.
So, are there any players that can do this? Preferably under $500?
Edit: Fast forward......
Pioneer Elite 79avi
Pioneer Elite 59avi
NeuNeo HVD2085 (latest firmware as of 3-14-2006)
Panasonic DVR (DMR-EH75VS)
Astar [Starlight] HDX9350 (Mediatek MPEG decoder - $20 player)
Panasonic DMR-EZ485VK VHS/DVD recorder,
The following players do also output 480i/576i over HDMI according to their manuals:
[I added list here and left the other entries for "historical purposes". The OP or myself can edit the list when needed. Post additions below....larry]