Originally Posted by kennyt
My new Samsung BDP-1200 is the closest of any player I've seen to DVD speed, it starts and loads discs quickly, and responds to commands well. The picture is exceptional and this player cost me under $502 from Buy.com. Considering what we spend on our TV's and monthly cable/sat, this isn't a huge chunk of change and the returns are well worth it!
By chance do you have both the the Sony BDP-S300 and the Samsung BDP-1200 ? If so, I would be interested in your thoughts on the the two machines. Right now I am I'm leaning towards the Samsung. I recently purchased a Samsung LN-T4665F 46" 1080p HDTV (my first non Sony TV) and I am very happy with it.