Originally Posted by Swamp Gas
So all the cheaper players have problems with 1080P?
I'm in the market for one of these things and I am overwhelmed by the number of products there are!
There are many issues to consider, too many to list here, but they cover decoding of video/audio, understanding the format of DVD/BD discs, subtitles, etc, etc.
For example, one of the cheaper units (don't remember which one) couldn't decode 5.1 sound into 2.0 (stereo) so there was no usable sound for certain discs (discs with English audio only in 5.1) from my TV.
The unit would play the other 2.0 audio tracks (spanish, french, etc) but I don't speak a foreign language.
The unit would pass the English 5.1 audio track unchanged through to the TV but my TV doesn't decode 5.1.
The Dune can decode 5.1 into 2.0 thus these discs could be played through my TV.
The are lots of others things - you just have to keeping reading these (and other) forums until you have a better understanding of the limits of the various units - then you can make an informed decision.
Or you can just buy the Dune.