HD-DVD players are still handy
I picked up a Toshiba HD-A3. For the money it’s now the best standard def DVD scaler around. Mine came with a pair of free HD discs and a rebate for five more. Hopefully the rebate is still honored. If not, I’ll live since they were titles that I mostly have anyway.
The HD-A3 required a firmware update to play the discs that came in the box. Note: set the ip address stuff up, then turn it off and back on. Then the network feature will work.
I’m happy with the picture – startup time is a bit slow, but if I’m starting from scratch my screen takes that long to lower anyway.