I was and is still thinking about getting DVD-A1. Being in Canada, however, the price is crazy expensive (the cheapest in the US is around US$ 350 shipped, in Canada -- if I want to get one from a store with good return policy -- is around US$ 600) That said, I may not be able to afford getting an HD DVD with the risk of it being the losing party in the format war. Thus my interest in upscaling DVD player. Also being in Canada, getting an Oppo is virtually impossible. My choices are between Sony, Toshiba, Panasonic, Samsung and Pioneer. I own a Sony CRT HD-RPTV with DVI-D (with HDCP) input which supposedly upconverts everything internally to 960p I tried Panasonic: severe macroblocking I tried Toshiba: honestly I can't see the difference between 480p, 720p or 1080i Should I even bother trying the other brands? Or my TV is the culprit of my inability to see the difference? I can see a marked difference when I use HD cable box even via component.