Maniac...does the S97 play Divx...if it does, my search is over.Maniac said:dm_4u,
Depends on how well the player does to see improvements on upscaling players.
The Hitachi's have a good scaler so there isn't anything to worry about. I have the Hitachi 57TWX20B with my RP82 and S97 and it's fantastic using 480p over component. I don't have a DVI adapter so I haven't tested the S97 using HDMI for viewing purposes.
Reguarding the DVD-S97, the manual also states officially they don't support PAL (because PAL is not used in North America). The player is capable of playing PAL by checking the region info which has been verified.