I seem to be going backwards(and loving it)
First I bought a new Panny BD75 for $85 at Costco. Nice enough but I didn't like that it lacked component outputs(I knew this upon purchase but it was just one more strike against the 75) the final straw was no RAM playback so I returned it.
Next I purchased a open box BD65(last years model) for the same price as the new 75. I like the 65 and still have it. The only thing it really lacked was S-video output(for an older CRT where S-video is the best output, for my HD LCD I use HDMI but prefer to watch select movies on a CRT) and discrete 5.1 outputs. Another thing that bugged me about the 75 and 65 was the progressive mode. I prefer VIDEO for select older DVDs and while both will allow VIDEO but after power down it always reverts back to AUTO(which is not video).
Today I picked up a BD30 at a pawn shop for $50. It has S-video output, discrete 5.1 outputs and even stays in VIDEO progressive mode upon power power down. Sure it takes 15 seconds longer to load a JBD disc and 8 seconds longer to load a regular BD but I can live with that
If anything the DVD upconversion is better than the 65 which to me was noticeably better than the 75.
So in the matter of a month I've went from the latest to a 3+ year old model, progress eh