Yeah, I broke down and bought a Blu-ray player after Toshiba threw in the towel on the format war.
A few things to note:
1. The Blu-ray player takes much longer to start up than the HD player which I thought was pretty slow. This is like a couple of minutes, I swear, even with the latest firmware.
2. The upscaling of SD DVDs is not anywhere near as good a quality as the Toshiba HD player.
3. Blu-ray DVD prices (which were already high) have actually gone UP since the end of the format war. $40 as a retail price for many Blu-ray titles is ridiculous.
Well, my price point is first any Blu-ray DVD under $15, then $20 and on rare occasions, $25. $15 to $20 being the sweet spot.