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by f.r.w.d. / June 7, 2007 12:29 AM PDT

I have a 1080p sharp lcd. I was thinking PS3 for the bluray player. However $600 is expensive and I am not much of a gamer. In addition I do not buy too many dvds. I rent dvds them from time to time. What is everyones opinion on the cheaper upscale dvd players to 1080p?

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Sony & panasonic have cheaper Bluray players, sorta
by givemeaname / June 7, 2007 3:57 AM PDT
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Sony BDP-S300 MSRP $499.
Panasonic DMP-BD10A MSRP $599 w/ five bluray movies.

These are going to be released in the next 2 weeks so the street price will be a little less.

So what is 'cheap' to you?

I just looked at the Oppo players & their $150 (upscale to 1080i) or $229 (upscale to 1080p). Everyone that has a Oppo loves them, I have never seen one so I can't say.

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by HTHMAN / June 7, 2007 6:32 AM PDT
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Right now, we have no definate standard between Blueray and the HD DVD formats. They are not compatable. You could spend 600 dollars and find out you bought the wrong one. Most TVs do a pretty goog job scaling standard DVD players to your screen. There is not much if any improvement going to an upscaling DVD player unless your TV has a crappy scaler to begin with. These players will not turn your standard DVD into a hi-def DVD, they just scale them to 1080i, 720p or 1080p and your TV already does that, it just takes the burdon off your TV and might do a little better job. The biggest advantage is if you just have to have that HDMI input for some reason. Stick with your old DVD player or buy a good inexpensive one until there is a standard, there are more titles available and the prices come down.

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I agree
by Dan Filice / June 7, 2007 7:27 AM PDT
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I agree with HTHMAN. Wait. For the moment, just enjoy a good 480p image into your HDTV.

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by Riverledge / June 7, 2007 12:45 PM PDT
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Good wishes,

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