Will a player give as a good a picture on a player with a built in converter as one where you have to hack on the remote? Is there a difference? My current player while nice, does not even have progressive scan let along HDMI. Looking at a region free player that has the above mentioned and priced from 200.00-500.00 U.S. dollars. I'm looking at Pioneer Elite, Yamaha, and Marantz. Any opinions? Thanks.