Originally Posted by NorthJersey most of the "important" apps like Hulu+,Netflix, etc are available on all brands so I'm not sure if I buy that argument.
But it doesn't hurt to look to see which apps are exclusive to each brand
Even for "unimportant" apps, that's not much of a reason to not choose to diversify - what will you lose, some easy remote cannibalization?
Just quickly going over the list of available apps on the Sony, what I don't recall being available on the Samsung are:
Sony exclusives like - Salt and Michael Jackson previews, Sony Digital Cinema Concert Series, Inside Sony Pictures
Yoga for Everyone
Many collections of videos and other web portals.
Samsung exclusives I didn't see on the Sony:
Yahoo! (including Finance, News, Weather, and Fantasy Football widgets)
Several children's games
Samsung's Explore 3D
There are others to add to this list, but this was just a quick sampling of the non-redundant apps across the two devices. Of course, Samsung and Sony share many apps, and perhaps some from this list, but with MY combination of Samsung 3D TV and Sony 3d Blu-ray player, this was what was available to me from the two makers by choosing to not buy a Samsung player on top of my Samsung TV.