I picked up a sony br player and the picture quality is fantastic. Contrary to the negative reviews, it streams netflix perfectly.
Like most br players, it can be a bit slow to load (at least compared to my dvd players), and it is a bit noisy at startup, but it does it's job very well.
One thing you will quickly discover is that reviews on a/v equipment are incredibly unreliable. I put zero stock in them whatsoever. For any product there will be hundreds of satisfied customers who will never post a review ,and dozens of OCD never satisfied types who will complain if the packaging so much has a fingerprint on it.
Originally Posted by conehead433
I haven't seen any players advertised as part of the BF sale that I would actually want. Lots of places are advertising a Sony model for $79 that I haven't seen one good review for. I will probably watch for a deal on Amazon for one of the current Panasonic models, or I may opt for a Philips BDP-3406 for the simple reason that I know it will play all my divx discs, even though it may not have what anyone might consider great picture quality. I have not actually seen one in action.