I have just ordered a new DA4300es and it is being shipped to me. I should receive it in a few days. I paid a low price, $599 to a reputable dealer.
My current setup is:
Sony DVP-NS900V (SACD/DVD player)
DirecTV HR20-100 DVR (set at only 720p resolution) feeding a HDMI output directly into a Panny TH-50PH6 plasma (set at 720p max native resolution), via DVI connection (using a high quality HDMI-->DVI cable). Sound connections are from the DirecTV receiver into the Sony...