More updates (see main posting):
Note that a lot of the video sections are joined with the differences noted in RED
No lip sync issues noted, but is adjustable.
The HDMI-->DVI was tried. I didn't see any crushing at any resolution but note that the "USER" setting must have the brightness set to +1 for the BTB to pass (HDMI or HDMI->DVI).
Freq resp / edge enhancement noted at various resolutions
XP50 remote can open/close S97S tray
Y/C seems a bit better with HDMI->DVI @ 720p
Basically, the HDMI->HDMI and HDMI->DVI looked about the same.
I don't have a PAL disc to try.
The only anime I have to try is Artisan's "Speed Racer" or "Mach-a-Go-Go"
. I do have "Jonny Quest"!
Have not done any tests with component yet.
Have not compared with any other player (except with recollections from memory) yet.
Have not tried DVD-Audio yet.
Have not evaluated sound yet.