Ok, I've spent a lot of time reading this forum and trying to come to a decision but I can't. My dilemma is that I have a new HD TV (Panasonic 32LXD500) and so I want to make the best use of the new television. By a coincedence, my trusty DVD player (Pioneer DVP-717 old, but classic) has packed up so I've been allowed to get a new one. (The missus is very forgiving when she can't watch her Dirty Dancing DVD on repeat). With that in mind, I decided to work out what I wanted from a player and here's the list. In order of importance (1 being most important). 1) Good quality DVD playback. 2) Not too chunky and silver-ish looking front. (Not my request) 3) DivX playback from CD and DVD. 4) Upscaling over HDMI (or DVI). 5) Recordability to either HDD or DVD. Normally I'd say the recording capability would put this is a different forum, but its not a big requirement. DVD playback is by far the most important aspect. I decided to make a shortlist of the available options but every option has downsides. Denon 1920 - Lovely DVD playback, but has lip sync issues. Sony NS92V - Nice player, but has picture shifting problems. Samsung R125 - Good all-rounder inc. recording, but black. Oppo 971H - Sounds good, but never heard of Oppo and has picture shifting problems. Snazio SZ1350 - Lovely features inc. HD DivX, USB and WiFi, but poor remote and DVD playback. I understand that not everyone gets these problems and I'm sure plenty of people are extremely happy with their choices. With all this in mind (and I thank you for reading this far), I have 2 main questions. 1) Is upscaling via HDMI worth it with SD input, or would a better non-upscaling player be better with my particular screen? I'm tending toward the HDMI route only because my XBOX360 currently occupys my only component in, but if the right player came along, I could probably buy a cable and shift it to the VGA input. 2) Whether your answer is 'Yes' or 'No' to upscaling, what is the best DVD player (or recorder) for my money? I'm looking at around £200, but I could go higher if the player was worth it. Any and all help would be appreciated.