imho, Get the player now.
Every single blu-ray player out there plays most movies flawlessly, and the look and sound of most blu-rays is just incredible.
If you have a 1080p TV, and do NOT own a blu-ray player, you are short changing your HiDef experience by a ton.
HD-DVD is nice, but frankly, there is just more stuff on blu-ray, better movies in my opinion. 95% of all paramount movies look like ass on both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD so this doesn't matter.
Only about 10 universal titles even worth watching.
But Disney, Fox, and Sony/MGM combined, have an unbelievable amount of good stuff out now, and due this fall.
Same goes for WB, but you can get WB titles on both so that doesn't matter.
Hope this helps!
Newest Title: Bourne Ultimatum - HD-DVD, Harry Potter 1,2,3,4,5 - Blu-Ray
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