Originally Posted by 90GT50
It would be nice to have a blueray player, but there's nothing really cheap out there right now, so I don't see a point.
Do you have a native 1080p TV?
The cheapest right now is the original Samsung BD-P1000, it was pretty buggy, but decent after quite a bit of firmware updates, you can pick them up from $350-$500.
The PS3 is the next step up and isn't that bad, if you have a native 1080p TV. You can pick one up anywhere from $400-$800, depending on amount of games/blu-rays etc. I had the PS3 when it originally came out, then sold it because of the lack of firmware updates. But, got one again last week and the picture on the 1080p is much better than it was previously. It looks great on the WD-65732 that I just picked up.
I have a decent collection of hd-dvd's and blu-rays, so I'm waiting on the new LG-dual drive to come out, it should be around $899+ at most places + shipping, etc.
From the HD-DVD side, I'd recommend the Toshiba HD-A20, it's the newest 1080p native mid-level priced HD-DVD player and it looks pretty awesome.
Also, I'd recommend Netflix for Blu-ray/HD-DVD rentals. Pretty fast send times and cheap considering the cost of the blu-ray/hd-dvd's new.