Actually, I discovered you can buy the Sony DVP-NS75H factory refurbished with a warranty for less than sixty bucks at eCost. Even with the shipping its under seventy bucks. Just have to think if I want to get one of their HDMI cables with it or just use component... though I think to upconvert you need to use HDMI. My Mitsubishi is capable of 1080i and/or 780p resolution.
Basically I'm cheap so all the extra bells and whistles of the Oppo, Pioneer, and other brands are probably not needed. Plus if Amazon reviews mean anything, the Pioneer was not well-received.