Originally Posted by merv46
aah well do a google search or pricegraber and you can see a samsung 1200 for $229 or a 1400 starting at $249. I know bb had a player for around $280 not to long ago, not sure if thats still going on or not. My point is spend a little more even if you have to save for an extra month or two and get a player that might just have new software available longer than a few months or a year. I can not honestly direct anyone I know to buy one of these players knowing that the format's time is near the end. I have both a tosh hd dvd player and a panny bd player, I hate to see hd dvd die out but one format would be better for all, imo.
The documentation on the 1200 is well saturated on the net - doesn't play all disc. This war may only be begining - not with just HD-DVD (first wave) but discless playback being the ultimate in security. One format - streamed content with you only having the license to playback - the way the studios really want it.