One of our tipsters spotted Sony's latest Blu-ray player on a local Best Buy shelf sporting a $299 price tag. The BDP-S360
adds the DTS-HD MA decoding you were missing from the previous model
, plus improved DVD scaling and out of the box BD-Live support. Of course one has to ask themselves if, in 2009, a player lacking the Netflix streaming
or Amazon VOD features of competing hardware
, or the DLNA streaming and integrated WiFi of the upcoming BDP-S560
is really worth braving these H1N1-infested streets, but we'll leave that choice up to you.