Sorry, my original posting wasn't clear. First off, the models we use are the sony bdp-s480 & 580's. Bluray movie disc's are positively knocked down to 480i. But, Netflix and other streaming services are still showing in 720/1080.
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Thanks for all the replies! This is the first chance I've had to get back to this thread.
So much of what I do uses HDMI that I didn't realize that all the sub $300 players didn't have component out. Most of them don't even have composite out. The oppo and Denon suggestions were good, and made me look in that direction. I thought about the Yamaha BD-673 (I'm not sure of the exact model number) because of the app, which would compliment the receiver, but it's not available until mid September. (here at least) I quoted the Sony BD-P790 (?) because it at least had composite out, and he could gimp along until getting a new TV. I've started pushing Sony because of the discrete power commands. I'm sick of work-arounds.
The upside to all this is that once I mentioned that his old tv wasn't up to the job etc he pulled the trigger on a new 60" Samsung, so my worries are over. He is going to be blown away by the picture too, because the old tv was purchased from the previous owner when they moved in. It is a Sony 70" RP. (Guess the previous owner didn't want to move the thing. It's a beast) The Comcast tech had it hooked up RF. He has been out 3 times because they complained about the picture and couldn't "fix" it! Lol!
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