You certainly don't have to sell the Oppo to me. Ive been a fan for years. And they are a OEM company to boot. I don't have a single SACD. And at this point don't plan to start buying those. I have tons of CD's as do most people. I do like to listen to music in 2 channel, but there again, i cant afford a sweet HT and a sweet 2 channel system. So i use my 5 channel amp and use my processor for 2 channel. If i wasn't in need of a processor upgrade, the Oppo would make sense. So this leaves the direct source option in the Oppo. A good feature.
The OP (Sam Ash) might consider a AV receiver or processor that has the HDMI by pass instead of the direct source Oppo. Of course this all depends on money. Will it cost more to buy the Oppo and use the direct source feature or will it cost more to find a processor with HDMI by pass? I guess it doesn't really matter where you upscale at but its confusing sometimes where to do it for the best performance and least price. Spending double on chips and only using one of them is a shame.
So for those that already have a decent chip say in the processor and has HDMI by pass and can answer YES to Question 1 and don't need a multi source player I'm thinking the BD80 with 5.1/7/1 analog outputs or the BD60.
For Blu-Ray movies decide if you want the player to upscale and use the HDMI by pass on the processor (which as stated the BD60 is as good/better as the Oppo) or set up the BD player to output 480i/p for SD disks and let the processor upscale to 1080p. This is where i asked about the $200 difference for the Oppo was worth it or not.
As the OP (Sam Ash) asked about double upscaling, this is another option that could be more affordable than buying the Oppo just for the direct source feature.