Originally Posted by i30krab
I'll get a lower priced BR model now and later when the industry releases a high end user friendly unit I will give the cheaper one to my son.
This brings me to the question, currently which model is the most reliable in the $400-500 price range??
Have you considered the Panasonic DMP-BD30K ? Most places have them at < $500.
Some of the Pros:
. 1080p output at 24/60 frames per second
. HDMI 1.3b
. Blu-ray Profile 1.1 compliant
. Secure Digital (SD) card - Nice feature for showing digital HiRes (JPEG) photos.
. Will not play PAL format DVD's
. Will not play JPEG's that are stored on a -/+R DVD (Only DVD-RAM or CD-R/-RW)
I have not had any issues playing BD's.