Was just going to get an upconverting player. Sony 75 or the Oppo. Then realized I was paying ~$150 for a DVD player...maybe just drop down to a regular progressive scan (I think upconverters are mostly marketing). Well, the Panasonic S52 w/ upconversion (which works fine) is the same price as a cheapo progressive scan. So then I see an A1 for $330 on clearance. Hmmmmm. It's one thing to pay $150 for a DVD player...it's another to get a GREAT DEAL on a whole new way to watch movies. Looks like there are some issues with the A1. First player out. Some bugs. Lots of fixes, but some freeze issues, etc. However, the biggest concern is that I've read it's very finnicky about the quality of disc. Does not handle scratches well, etc. I watch almost all of my movies from rentals. Is this going to be a problem? Should I save for the A2, or wait 6 months for new lower cost players?