Originally Posted by snowghost
Nope, the TV does a noticeably inferior job of upconversion compared to my Toshiba XA2.
He stated DVD player not HD - DVD player!
Since we all do not know the workings of every DVD player released, how can anyone assume as connection (s-video, composite) type may be the issue. As for Oppo, many PS2 users still think the game console is the top player, now that gen 5 BD players are being released, I don't think any one should have any noticable differences when comparing. So far there are about 4 gen 5 players, Oppo, Samsung, Panasonic, and Pioneer... as the year progresses more will follow.
I guess you have not seen any BD players played on the Samsung DLP... My 1500 upconverts DVD a lot better than 90% HD content upconverted by the networks.
Also when I play back at 480i from the 1500 the tv upconverts the video almost as good as the player set at 1080.
The only issue I got from upconverting is sending S-VHS signal through S-video... Which I think the tv has bad upconversion from analog video inputs.
Component and HDMI input along with tuner upconversion are all excellent.
If anything do not use the S-video and composite analog inputs as that is the weak link to the tv.