Originally Posted by rex
I would stay away from the Sony which is a lousy player. The Panasonic would be a much better choice. However, for the same price you could get a Samsung BD-P2550/2500 which has superior upconverting capabilities due it is Reon HQV video processor in order to "get the most of your current DVD collection". Keeping the player connected to the internet via the ethernet port (thru either a wired or wireless router/switch) not only facilitates keeping the firmware up-to-date, but allows you to enjoy the BD-live (profile 2.0) content, and with the Samsung also allows you to receive Netflix/Pandora streaming downloads.
To the best of my knowledge, the Samsung BD2500/2550 does not internally decode DTS-MA. I don't know whether that feature can be added with a future upgrade or not.