I have been waiting like many of us here for HD Blu-ray to come out. And now we have to wait again for Blu-ray players for some stupid reason. I know Samsungs model is now available but I am not interested in a Samsung. And to my knowledge it does not do 1080p so there is another reason not to go Samsung. I was wondering if anyone knows what the major differences is between the Sony and Pioneer Elite players are? Besides the Pioneer costing an extra $500 more than the Sony. If the Pioneer is going to be a better HD player than the Sony I will not have a problem paying the extra cost. If it is basically the same player as the Sony I would rather save the $500 and buy the Sony. This new postponement of the Blu-ray release is getting old and is trying my patients.