Re your post #57: They set up the BH200 for me to see SD on a Pioneer 6010 (close to my Elite 150) .
I suspect it's better than close.
Before I bought my 6010 I did some thorough checking. I couldn't see anything on the Pioneer web site that made me want to pay extra for the Elite. Dealing from memory here, but I think the main differences are better PC connectivity, additional noise reduction capability, a couple more picture modes, a pro setup option and an extra year of warranty.
I ended up calling the Pioneer US customer support hotline. They seemed very knowledgeable and discussed the technical differences between the models in some detail. I asked specifically about picture quality -- are the screens and internal workings of the two models different in any way, except as detailed in specifications on the web site? The answer was a direct and confident No.
I for one can't think of a reason why Pioneer would misrepresent their own product in a way that might steer a customer to a lower-priced model. So I went for the 6010 and have been extremely pleased so far.
Bottom line: If you bought the Elite for some of the documented advantages, great -- more power to you. If you think you bought a better picture, Pioneer says you didn't. (If you call and get a different answer, I'd be VERY interested to know.)