There's plenty of contact options on Yamaha's website that you'll see where you can fire them off some specific, technical questions. I've done this and they usually get back in a relatively timely manner.
I just checked out this player at BESTBUY. It wasn't connected to a monitor so I couldn't judge it's video qualities yet. It seems to be a simple player (no DVD-A/SACD). Very pleasing asteticaly. They had it for $149 and it was made in Singapore.