Hi all, it's been awhile.
Well my local Best Buy has a few in stock and with the temp outside bordering my personal comfort level in the next few days, perhaps this is a good time to try one.
I've returned my share of players, including the s770. I have a budget Samsung LCD so we'll see how this unit stacks up. The player sitting in my rack currently is the s570 with 3D capability but my display isn't compatible. I haven't watched a DVD in quite awhile but I'll be sure to throw some in out of curiousity sake. Streaming video isn't good with my current router so I'll probably forego that option.
Best case scenario: It'll need to beat the S570 at least a few notches for DVD and BD playback since I rather not spend the current asking price to tell the truth. BUT I will do so if it is a keeper and maybe there will be a place break within the next 30 days to soften the blow. I could return it regardless and wait till the latter happens but probably won't if I'm pleased.
Time will tell. Thanks for all the opinions so far.