I am not ready to spend $400+ on a Blu-Ray player but I want to replace my standard DVD player. I noticed Circuit City has two HD-DVD players at prices equal to or even less than some standard DVD players. (Toshiba HDA3/$80 & HDA30/$130). Without considering these two HD-DVD machines, I would probably purchase the standard DVD Sony DVP-NS77HB for $90. So, now my question. With respect to only playing standard DVDs, would either of the two Toshiba HD-DVD machines provide a better picture than the Sony standard DVD player? My TV is a Sony 52W3000 and provides an outstanding picture with standard DVDs using our existing Sony machine. The only reason I want to replace this machine is to have an HDMI output so I can eliminate the three component video cables and two audio cables and minimize the size of the cable harness hanging from the TV.