Although standalone Blu-ray players have traditionally been more costly than their HD DVD counterparts, noticeable price cutting has finally commenced on a number of well-known units. Granted, there's all sorts of debate surrounding DVD upconversion performance, Profile 1.0 / 1.1 / 2.0 and how sexy a given player looks beside your HD DVR, but that's where you come in. Is paying top dollar really worth it to be on the bleeding edge? Or should you pick up an oldie-but-goodie and await a firmware upgrade? Oh, and let's not forget the fact that Sony's recently heralded PlayStation 3 isn't taking its movie playing duties lightly, either. Needless to say, the sheer number of choices here are mind-numbing, so why not chime in and help those struggling to decide which BD player to snap up before long lost siblings and oft forgotten cousins rush in?
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