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Old 04-06-2013, 03:11 PM
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So, I've been doing a lot of traveling lately and sold my PS3 beforehand for extra cash (fell out of video games really). In coming back I was planning to continue buying Blu and figured since I don't see myself getting a PS3 again, what would be a really solid Blu-ray player to get? I'm looking for something fairly on the cheap side (under $100 would be fantastic), but of course don't want something shitty. I've looked around and seen some of the Sony players that come fairly close. Figured here was a good place to ask advice.

As far as my set up goes, it's fairly basic. Just a 32" television, no real entertainment center to speak of (though I'm thinking of investing in surround sound soon), if that makes any difference.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:53 AM
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I have a number of Sony players - they have served me very well. Check out good deals on whatever current model fits your budget. Given your current home theater setup, you probably do not have to go for an upscale blu-ray player model. When you are ready to spring for surround sound, just be sure to pick up a receiver with lossless audio decoding & hdmi switching and your purchased Sony blu-ray player should continue to serve you well. Be aware of a couple of things regarding new model blu-ray players: they have been featured down significantly - many have very limited video output connections - some with hdmi ONLY - and they all come with firmware corrupted with cinavia processing (Sony's latest customer unfriendly invention to feed their obsession with drm). So - check carefully that whatever player you choose will work with your TV, and play any copies of videos you may have or borrow. You may want to shop for a mint condition used player if the new ones will not serve your purpose. I suggest posting more details about your current home theater equipment and setup so folks can offer advice, cautions and suggestions for your purpose. Good luck shopping and enjoy.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:38 AM
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Okay, thanks for the info. What other details could I give? Like model of the TV and stuff, I really have no add-ons. I won't be able to do that for awhile, anyway, I'm still out of the country and will be for about another 1 month or so.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:51 PM
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After my first ancient Samsung was replaced, I tried a few others and ended up back with a Samsung again. Money wise, features and longevity, you will not likely get a decent player less than $100.
IMO avoid LG.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:08 AM
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After my first ancient Samsung was replaced, I tried a few others and ended up back with a Samsung again. Money wise, features and longevity, you will not likely get a decent player less than $100.
IMO avoid LG.
See, I would've said to avoid Samsung (still have bad feelings about that original BD-P1000). From what I recall, their follow-up players weren't much better (remember hearing lots of complaints about the BD-P1200/1400 series). But they may have improved over the years. I have no idea what the current LGs are like, but I had 2 BD-390's (got one free in a package deal) that worked great for me for years (my Dad inherited one of them from me and he still uses it).
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:41 AM
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My preference in order for players that can be found close to $100:

Sony
LG
Panasonic

Currently, I have an LG BH200, LG BD590, Sony NSZ-GT1, Sony PS3, and Oppo BDP-80 connected and all work great. I don't have a 3D display so I can't comment on that aspect of performance. I have also owned Panasonic and Samsung players, Panasonic was fine but Samsung was terrible.
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:25 AM
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i gonne say the you should between sumsang and sony, i only trust them.
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