Oppo will soon be launching their newest player, the 983. Its a 980 with some very big improvements. It uses ABT 102 deinterlacing chip and ABT 1010 scaling engine. I took some crappy photos I will post later today, but it looks like a 980 (except the USB port is moved to the read of the unit). The other difference is that it has RS232 and IR in and out ports on the rear. This player is basically the processing of a VP50 added right inline with a 980. So it will have an exceptional picture to be sure. They had one on display at the ABT booth this past week at Cedia.
Expected to sell for $300-349 (according to estimates by Oppo, of course it could be more or less as they determine what they need to sell it for)
Just enjoy HD in whatever form you can (Sat, Cable, D-VHS, OTA, HD DVD, or BD).