There is a so called 'Daughter' version of the Oppo coming out, which outputs 480i/576i through HDMI, so if you have a better scaler than the Faroudja chip, you will ultimately get better PQ than what you would with the previous Oppo (The 971), right? (correct me if I'm wrong). So what I need to know is how good is my HDTV at scaling, and will I be better off getting the 971 with Faroudja, or the soon to be released Oppo 970. I have recently bought the just released JVC-26DX7BJ, and have no idea how good the scaler is in the set, and if it compares to the Faroudja chip. If anyone could help me on this matter I'd be very appreciative I'm in a bit of a pickle Also, the new Oppo is supposed to rid macro blocking complately, but I don't know if macro blocking would be a problem with my set, especially as seeing as how it has just been released, not many people have had a chance with it. EDIT: This post also confuses me a bit, could someone explain it: "The reason to get the 970 is a straight HDMI output at 480i with no processing. That coupled with an external scaler should yield as clean a picture as you can get and eliminate MB on those displays that are prone to it. Provided you have a display with 10 or great panel drivers, you can take advantage of HDMI that puts out a 10-bit signal in YCrPb."