I recently got a 32" LCD HDTV (720p), mostly for football. Anyway, I’m still using my PS2 as a DVD player (nearly seven years after I got it on launch day) and have yet to buy a standalone DVD player. Although DVDs look pretty good coming out of the PS2 now that I’m using component video, I was thinking of getting a DVD player and maybe using one of the HDMI inputs. (Of course, then I have the problem that I don’t have an optical in on my minisystem and would be stuck with getting audio from the speakers in the TV until I went and bought a new sound system.)
Most of the reviews for an upconverting DVD player on Amazon are quite bad, except for the ones that cost a couple hundred dollars, which is more than I would like to spend. I also have no interest in HD-DVD/Blu-Ray right now and am waiting until either the format war sorts itself out or someone comes out with a cheap player that can play both. Anyone got any advice?