DVD player: Oppo DV-981HD
Display: Panasonic Viera plasma TH-42PV700
Calibration: DVE, THX Optimiser
Overall much happier with my latest set-up. I was previously running a Denon 1920 into a Panasonic 32" LCD. I had the on/off issues with the 1920 as others have noted in these forums. The LCD I thought was very good but I wanted something bigger with greater HDMI connectivity and the Panny plasma fit the bill. Here in New Zealand you can get Panny LCDs up to 37" but I decided to go bigger and plasma was the best solution so upgraded to a 42" Panny Viera plasma. As far as plasmas go, I would only consider Panasonic or Pioneer and, for the price, decided that Panasonic was better value for me.
My Oppo is having some issues playing some of my PAL discs on the recommended Video 2 setting, which can be annoying. PQ with the Oppo is very good, though my Panny will only handle 720p so I can't really see what the Oppo is truly capable of. That said, for NZ$400 I'm confident that it's performance easily matches some of the more expensive players.