I absolutely refuse to purchase a Hi Def player at this point. I have already been taken by the SACD/DVD AUDIO format. Having spent good money on proprietary format hardware well before the universal player came on the scene, only to watch both formats die a slow death.
My current Denon does an excellent job at up converting my standard dvd collection, so I am not in any rush to go out and buy a HD player.
I will patiently wait this one out.