okay - got the 2930 yesterday and ran through DVE. Power up is quick, load time is a little longer than I expected. Navigation is fast. Some interesting notes - I have a 480p plasma, but the HDMI Auto detect comes in at 720p. There is some pixel cropping off the top at all HDMI resolutions, of which 1080i is the worst and 480p is the best. I threw in Monsters Inc., and using the YPbPr 720p setting there was some pretty bad CUE and combing. This did not happen at other resolutions. It also did not happen with RGB 720p setting. The overall all picture with M.I. was as close to HD as I've seen on a DVD player. Very detailed, very much a 3D effect. I also watched some of LOTR FOTR, again a fantastic picture - very detailed, colors are phenomenal adding a nice punch to the image, bu not quite as 3D like as M.I. I also watched some of The Boondock Saints, because it's such a lowsy transfer. I wanted to see how the 2930 would handle bad material. It was the best I've seen it, but again, another step down from M.I. which was expected.
480p and 1080i, on my display, are incredible. I am disappointed in the pixel cropping on the top...all other sides seem okay. I'm not sure but does it matter for 2:35:1 films?
There are tons of adjustments, plenty of things to tweak and play with. I'm looking forward to the weekend when I can do some real movie watching. Maybe test the component outs. Then next week I get the Oppo 970 for some comparisons.