htwaits: Yup, OPPO was exactly what I was thinking of, but just mentioning it in certain sub-forums sometimes just isn't worth it. I'm pretty sure a lot of people upgraded their video gear soon after getting an Elite...
AudiVideoPhilia: And there's the gotcha: there is no Canadian HD content broadcast in 720p. I haven't seen any from the U.S. (as received locally) that is either now, though there was still a lot 3-4 years ago. (I'm not talking about the source rez, which is sometimes SD like for some commercials, but what they "broadcast" at.) So basically you're saying everything you're getting is being down-rezzed from its broadcast source...typical behavior for Bell (in Canada), and I wonder if they even mention that except in their famous reams of teensy tiny print.
I have a small Toshiba "native 720p" TV hooked up to the OPPO for when playing music discs. I have to say that 720p out of a box looks pretty good on it, but not so good when it goes directly into the much larger "native 1080p" Pio. Totally OT, but the TV tuner in this cheap TV blows the Pio one away, Pio seemed to almost give up on the tuner for the 9G compared to the 8G's features.
Edited by cfraser - 7/21/13 at 11:05am