This will be a great player for those considering buying a Bluray only standalone player for an equivalent price.
It has a lot more features than most of the BD standalone players, such as Ethernet networking, TruHD and DTS-HD decoding and it will be BD-Video 1.1 compliant (unlike current BD players) and fully HDi compliant (unlike the LG first-gen player).
It also does 1080p and even 1080p24 for BD discs.
It may not the perfect player for those looking at HD DVD standalone players, since the HD DVD players are a lot less expensive and have most of the same features anyway, and certain HD DVD players are also going to do 1080p24 for HD DVD discs, unlike the Sammy.
Also, the HD DVD players have been widely acclaimed as having the best PQ.
So once you add it up, no one should buy a BD standalone player without taking a look at this Samsung.