I have one that I'm returning to CC next week that I bought "open box" for $419. It's in excellent condition and was only the shelf display model, so it wasn't even powered on, they had another one for that.
I was able to get an almost new one (private party), 2 weeks ago, for $300. It's mint and included a HDMI cable. The killer part of the deal was, I bought a total of 31 HD-DVD & Blu-Ray movies for $125.
Not a bad deal, now it's just waiting for the upcoming FW update.
As was asked before, what are the recommended setting for this player?