Most players can be had for less than your budget. Just make sure it decodes both dts ma and dolby true hd or at least sends them bitstream, which almost all do nowadays. That is assuming your receiver will be able to process audio via hdmi. If not, you would need a player with multi channel analog outs if you want the new audio codecs. You also have a lot of 3d players out there, but you can save money if you never have the desire to use it by going with one without it. The other thing to consider is the streaming apps available and whether or not your interested. Netflix, you tube etc. Many have these apps. Many players have WiFi, but the performance can be unreliable at times so if you can hard wire, you can save money on the player and get a more reliable connection. The most important thing this late in the game is to get one from a brand you trust. I am partial to Panasonic and sony. I know Costco had some nice deals on the Panasonic 65k model when I was there. I have heard bad things about the Samsung players and have personally had bad luck with their products but don't take that as the gospel. Picture quality should virtually be ident ical on blu rays, so don't be concerned there, but the upconversion on dvds will vary. My current bd85 Panasonic player is much better at this than the bd55 it replaced, but if you are like I am, you will get snobby and not want to watch dvds once you start watching your blu rays. : ) Basically, if you have a newer receiver (which it seems like you will from your post) and are not concerned with 3d, my recommendation would be to get the panny bd65 for under $100 or one of the newer pannys (bd110 I think?) for a bit more.