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Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Diego, California
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I bought a Panasonic DMP-BD80. Played all BD that I threw in it so far. Plays standard-def DivX videos, both 50Hz and 60Hz, though some are wrongly scaled. Plays AVCHD discs, but 60Hz only. Plays AVCHD from Secure Digital card. Plays 1080p60 @ 20 Mbit/s from a recordable DVD, and @ 28 Mbit/s from a card. Not a PS3, but twice cheaper.
If you do not need BD and DVD ISO support, or 50Hz DVD and AVCHD playback, then the Pana seems like a good choice. The newer BD65/BD85 can stream videos from Netflix, I wish I had the BD85.
The BDP1200 sits in a closet.