Originally Posted by thecoalman
It's not something I've really researched for specific models. I'm a long term member of videohlep.com, I was there for the analog conversion/restoration information. I know when they first came on the market with the DVD ones there was a lot of discussion there about the various models that were coming on the market. I've seen saw some side by side samples and the opinions of others posted there and they varied widely. You're mileage is going to vary so you'd have to research for the best bang for your buck.
I was agreeing with you, not looking for an answer!
Most people have never seen a truly flawless picture. I have, numerous times, but I don't claim to know how to reproduce what I've seen. Fortunately for me I can be happy with with a good satellite or BD picture on a top tier TV.