It seems to me that the Oppo 981 is my best bet for a new DVD Player, assuming I don't want to pay $500+ for HD DVD or Blu Ray. But, before I spend my money, I would like to hear other people's opinions.
I just took the plunge on my first HDTV, a Sony 40v2500, and my only dvd player is a 2-3 year old Toshiba 5-Disc progressive scan player. The 40v2500 is 1080p, and has HDMI, so I think I am exactly the type of person who this product is targeted for.
My main question is, how long do you think we will see either HDDVD or Blu-Ray players on the market that offer the upconverting quality and numerous format options (xvid/divx, etc.) of the Oppo at a 'somewhat acceptable' price (under 400)? Should I just wait (1 year?) until it is released, or do you think my current DVD collection will enjoy the upgrade to the Oppo 981, and then I should move the the High-Def formats when they come down in price in 2-3 years?
Thanks in advance.