Guys, let's face it, the industry changes every 6 months!
Your PLV-70 will still work just fine with the component inputs.
By the way, I found out the Toshiba HD-DVD outputs 1080i through the component output. Haven't tried it, but the manual states it does.
I sold my PLV-70 and bought a new PLV-75 mainly to upgrade to the DVI HDCP and be able to run my HDMI switchers into it.
I must say, it was a great move. The new PLV-75 has taken everything with copy protection that I have thrown at it! The Toshiba HD-DVD looks incredible via HDMI on a 140" screen at 1080i. It's 2200 lumens bright, superb color and stunning.
If you trade up to the PLV-75, and sell your older PLV-70, it's just a grand or so, not a full $4300.oo as buying it from start up would be.
Plus you get a lot of "tweaks" that are much better than the older model.
The PLV-75 remote is MUCH improved. The on screen menus are better designed. I have had no problems with it from the start and I've been running it daily for two months now.
They changed the bulb, so we MIGHT even get more hours now....