I currently own the Panasonic RP91. Had it for the past 2 years and for its time it was considered the best DVD player out there. Now I am itching to buy a new DVD player that upconverts standard DVD to near HD-quality. I have never actually seen the improvement that is to be expected in such image upgrade, but I can imagine that it is significant. My friend owns the Denon 2900 and swears by it. The prietag is just over $800, which is a bit steep, but hey....if the image quality is THAT GOOD then it is worth the price I am certain. Doing some research I noticed that the Denon 2900 does not support HDMI, or at least, that was something I thought I had read. It was suggested that anyone who wants HDMI support should move up to the 2910. I thought I'd ask what all of you thought would be the best DVD player to purchase in the $700-$800 range. I want HDMI output for future connections as well as standard DVD upconvert capability. What are you guys recommending these days? Also, tell me more about the quality improvement I should expect when running my standard DVDs through a player that upconverts. Finally, your opinion...... If I do go the route of the Denon 2910, what do you think of THIS? A region-free player would be grand, but not quite sure of the reputation of the company selling it. Thanks in advance!