Re: Decided:Sony BDP-S500 and Toshiba HD-A35
well, I worked out deal to get the Sony BDP S500 for 500 and the Toshiba A35 for 399. So together they are about 899 versus 799. But I also get all the codecs unlike the Samsung BDP 5000. I spoke to a Tier 3 rep at Samsung and pressured him to help me understand the audio and he confirmed that it will not have the HD codecs. I was suspect about this from other forums and discussions with some other enthusiast. So for now I feel these two units will be the best for me. The S300 and A30 do not have all the codecs either.