I've just purchased the Samsung PN60 E7000 plasma. I've owned a Toshiba HD-DVD XA2 for 5 years and used it to upscale my SD-DVDs to my old Samsung 56" DLP. So I'm wondering with the improvement in PQ with the new E7000 (as compared to the Samsung DLP) would I see much difference in PQ b/w the Toshiba upscaling vs the Oppo 103 upscaling on the new E7000 television? If that's not clear..I mean will I see a significant difference in upscaling b/w Oppo and Toshiba on an HDTV that has so much improved PQ from the old DLP? If the differences are minor..then it wouldn't justify the $500.00 for the Oppo. Thanks in advance!
If DVD upscaling is so important to you, keep the XA2. I had the XA2 and it is by far the best DVD player I have ever seem. The REON chip and its implementation is almost perfect. I also have the Oppo 93 and the 103. The 93 is better than the 103.
Don't buy the Oppo unless you are more interested in using the player as a media server or looking for a little better audio.