THE SONY PLAYSTATION 3!!!
Like many, I waited for the DVD war to end before looking at new DVD players. I am not thrilled about buying a Blu-ray player due to the still high prices (and now the reduced likelihood of price reductions). Unfortunately, my standard Sony DVD player gave up the ghost not long ago. As a stop gap measure, why not buy a dirt cheap HD DVD player and use it until pricing on Blu-ray comes down? Keep in mind that I have only been viewing standard DVDs to date and that is basically what I am looking to "replace" for now (with the possibility of viewing an occasional HD DVD movie that I might buy or borrow). My TV is a Samsung 46" DLP 780p.