wow...that'a pretty cheap considering they were $900 a couple months ago.
I'm currently using the 970. Sending 480i to a DVDO VP-50. Out from that is 1080P / 24 fps / 24 htz to my projector (1000U). The image is pretty dam good. Not HD/BR good, but dam good nontheless. Seeing how I've got around 800 SD/DVD's, I'm considering modifying a 981 with the Serial Data Interface. I'd like the SD/DVD's to look as good as possible seeing how I don't want to re-invest into all HD/BR at $25 or so a pop.
Here's a thread on it at AVS. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=828704
What in the hell did you X and O geeks do to my monitor???? The stinkin lines go on forever instead of rapping into paragraphs. - now that's iritating.