So I am in the market for a new BR Player, and also want to buy one for a Christmas gift.
I was looking at all the players at Walmart, being as they have a lot at some good prices.
The ability to have apps on the player is not needed, I just want a player which won't have issues with playing discs.
The issue I noticed from reading is that BluRay is STILL not a completed standard. Newer movies coming out don't work on some players without a firmware upgrade. It is rediculous that after BR has been out for so long that companies can't release standardized movies.
I had a Toshiba HD-DVD player before they went bust, and I honestly believe that it was a better format. It was standardized and didn't have all the issues that BR has. Plus the dics were cheaper to make and used the same fab plants as regular DVDs. I think the wrong format won.
Anyway. At Walmart, they have all kinds of players, Vizio, LG, Panasonic, Sony, Samsung...etc... I am looking for suggestions for which one to buy which will give me the least amount of problems playing discs and who regularly update their firmware.