Originally Posted by bgillyjcu
What would you do?
The OPPO is $229.....BluRay player would only be $100 more...
I bought the Oppo 981 while back, and then a PS3 and Toshiba XA2. The Oppo was great in it's day, but knowing what I know now I would just get a decent Blu Ray player. In fact nearly all the recent Blu Ray players do a great job with film-based SD-DVD's; it's the interlaced video based stuff where quality de-interlacer/scalers do their work and there are some pretty large differences in Blu Ray players in that regard.
So the answer would also depend on the content you watch, and as a caveat nearly all of my SD-DVD stuff is film-based so I have a bias in that regard.
As an aside, the Oppo is great for PAL content, can easily be modded 'region free', and will output both DVD-A and SACD audio disks via HDMI if those are important to you.
Also, check out the 'video components' section for the thread about the upcoming Oppo 983.