My experience was that I found one on display hooked up to a Samsung DLP. I turned the player on and opened the tray and found The Wild in it, so I switched inputs on the TV and gave it a test drive. I hunted down some nice but utterly clueless guy and asked him how much it was. There was no price tag or signage of any kind, so he spent about 2 minutes looking all over the player for some info, turning it almost upside down, all the time while the movie was still playing! Yikes!! But it kept on playing just fine, so good for Samsung.
I kept telling him the model number and pointing out that it was running but he ignored me. He finally found the model number on the front and entered it into the computer. It showed none at all, even though obviously they had one of them. So he went to the back to find the box and came back and told me that he had some other number now that he must have gotten off the box. He entered it in and said it showed one in stock, for $399.88. I said "I'll take it".
Get this. I asked him something about it being included in the five free BluRay offer, and he goes over to the player and opens the tray and says "No, I think it only holds one disc at a time". I laughed and said no, I ment the rebate for free DVD's and he said "Oh, I don't know". (it is, but he had none of the rebate coupons. I still have mine from the when I got the Sony BDP301 so I can use it, but if you pick this player up be sure to get the rebate form)
Like I said, nice guy, but clueless. I have never bought electronics at Sears. I don't know how many might have this. This Sears is in an upscale mall so I thought they might have something like this in stock. You might also try Sears online, they might carry it as well. Don't know about shipping.
The BDP1400 and BDP2400 are coming out. The 1400 is set for release September 1, the 2400 in November I think. THe 1400 has True HD, but it loses the HQV upgrade chip. To get that you have to go with the 2400. The 1400 will retail for $499. I don't know about the 2400, probably in the $599 or $699 range maybe? For the price I think this is a good deal. It will be lots cheaper ini a month or two, but you have to find one which will be tough I bet. One other thing, I don't think the new players will be eligible for the five free BluRay movies. At least not with the current coupon since the models are specifically listed on there.