This is extremely frustrating! Do you have any experience with the S1000ES or the S560? Both seem to be similar models, the main difference is that the ES has the 5 year warranty and has Analog outs, which I don't need because I have a receiver with digital inputs. The ES also has a nicer remote control and the Super Bit Mapping PQ upgrade over the S560. I can get the S560 New-In-Box on eBay for $99 plus $15 for shipping and the S1000ES is currently listed at $275+$30 for shipping, which seems high compared to what people paid for that unit new when it was still widely available in stores and online. Seems like most people paid around $175-$200 when it was still readily available.
I like the build quality on both of those players better than the S480 and the fact that I can turn 24p "ON" instead of "AUTO" I think will solve the problem I'm having. Obviously I am not upgrading my TV! Haha
In your situation I would get 560. I think this Superbit thingy is useless. Remote quality should not even come into consideration as you should be using Universal remote anyway. You can get one for money saved by not buying S1000ES.