wow, that was alot of replies, and a little confusion, in a short time. lol
after thinking about it for a few days, i went and ordered up the oppo 980.
i went on a few deciding factors:
it "should" look better than the samsung player i had and i "know" it will look better than the 360.
i dont really have a need to buy the ps3 for the few games i want to play. all of the games i am looking forward to are on the 360.
the price is more than a regular bdp and even more so than the oppo.
bd movie prices are still too high for my taste to buy so id in essence be buying a $400+ dvd player.
but i think ill wait until theyre around $200 or so to pick up a bdp. if that may take a year, so be it. maybe the movie prices will drop too.
thanks for your suggestions and help guys.
oh yeah, we unfortunatly dont really get too much off the bdp's at BB. they dont mark them up too much the way it is.