(Damn but the price-range I'm considering just keeps creeping up! ......esp seeing as my original idea was a Philips 5960 ) I have half an idea what people are liable to tell me on this one but anyhoo, Amazon have told me that me Pioneer dv696 in the lovely black is delayed by yet another 2 weeks. So, I keep seeing this Oppo player mentioned and I have gradually been taking more and more notice of the excellent reviews and recommendations people are givng it. It appears it might be the best option in the sub-£200 bracket. But because I burn a lot of my own discs I'd like to know how it stacks up for Divx/Xvid and (IIRC the chipsets are similar) the Pio if anyone has experience of these players? That's a major point for me. (....and were my eyes decieving me or did that 'wish list' really include a credible idea that the Oppo might go DivxHD through a new firmware? ) What would folks advise, cancel the Pio and go Oppo? Lastly is the Oppo available in black too?