I'm helping some friends decide on a SD DVD player for their new HT. They already got the TV, a Samsung 40", LN40A650 and the receiver will most likely be an Onkyo 806. I don't know the video end of stuff as well as the audio and I'm hoping some others can spell out the benefits of each unit. I'm actually kind of leaning toward the 980H, partly because they already have one in another room and since they aren't super techno geeks with HT, having identical players has a benefit. I know there will be suggestions for a BR player, and I'm sure they will add one in the next year or two, but I'm not sure they want to go with that right now. Inexpensive suggestions which can rival the Oppo are always welcome.