Well that is pretty sweet. You don't really need a PAL TV if the OPPO does the conversion work. I actually tried it set to AUTO and my TV told me "Mode Not Supported" or some such. Then I think I got Wrong Region message but I don't recall exact circumstances.
I'm running downstairs now to try it.
Thanks all very much. Because of this player I've been combing the bargain DVDs whenever I'm in a store. It all looks great especially with my newer LCD (Samsung A650)