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Oppo 970HD for old SD TV Set??

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Hi Everyone,

I tried posting this under another thread and got a reply or two. I'm hoping I can get some more feedback if it has it's own thread. I think I left out some important info in my last attempt too, so I will try to be more specific.

I'm looking for a new DVD player. My immediate need is for a low profile unit that can handle DTS audio. Multi-region capability would be a plus but not a must.

The problem is that I still have an old SD TV. The best connection it has is S-Video, but I would rather buy an upconverting player now. Theoretically, that would allow me to watch a good, standard picture now on my SDTV (hopefully) and utilize the upconversion feature once I upgrade to HDTV. I hope to do this because I expect to buy an HDTV in the next 1-2 years and I can then use it to play my old DVD library on my future HDTV until Blue Ray and/or HD DVD becomes a little more affordable. It's hard to say for sure, but if I were to guess, I might be looking to buy a Samsung 50" - 56" LED/DLP HDTV.

I narrowed my 2 choices down to the Oppo 970HD (or 971) and the Sony DVP75H . I was leaning toward the 970HD, but I haven't been able to find any good info regarding how any of these units actually perform on an old NTSC TV set. Will the 970HD look good connected to an old format TV for now? They seem to be highly rated for connection to an HDTV.

Or should I buy something else now and re-invest in a proper DVD player for HDTV later? If so, what is a good choice for a DTS compatible DVD player?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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