Arcam DV29 outputting interlaced over HDMI
DVDO iScan VP30 with ABT102D deinterlacing card fitted.
This should outperform most other DVD player on the market and will have te benefit of being able to improve the picture from a number of other video sources. Probably looking at about £3200 all in.
The Teac is nice as is the Onkyo 1000 as well. The video deinterlacing is behind the big Denon however which is why I SDI mine. Both are good alrounders.
A Tag interlaced DVD feeding a VP30 / ABT102 is a formidable combination if you find a working Tag! This is the sort of idea Matt is talking about but uses an analogue connector which some won't like on principle but for me here makes little difference. In the same line there are other good battle ship players that give a stunning performance here if the output is fed to the likes of the DVDO for video. Audio was always there. Arcam 29, Tosh 9500, probably a big Sony. Where these players aren't as good, and this probably includes the Meridians and Linns as well, is that the latest DVDO video processing gives the video a significant jump in qualtiy, which the Denon has build in already, well the inportant deinterlacing bits anyway.
It may well be many people have top performing audio players that are easily 'updated' with a video processor to take on the best DVD player on the market, or like many you may prefer the all in convenience of an all in one DVD /Universal player like the Denon.
Does anyone have a link to a SDI website as i'm not sure what you are talking about is it like a Lumagen upscaler which i have been told about for a projector I'm thinking of. Also if I up my buget to £5000 are there any other players that i should consider either new or secondhand? looking forward to your comments.