I'm thinking about heading to the store after work to get my first entry into the HD format: A Blu-Ray player. I have a relative that works at CC and I can get a good discount. Since Sony made it, I imagine their players are good? If so, how is their new lower priced BDP-S300? How does it compare to thier higher end model? I did a comparison off their site and they seem largely identical in function. Is the 300 missing anything major? I can get that player for probably $200 off, or 40%. I'm not new to HT, but am extremely new to HD formats. Is there anything big I need to know before purchasing? The Blu Ray format still has good ol' Dolby Digital 5.1 does it not? My receiver is a Onkyo TX-SR604. (I'm pretty sure.) Thanks.... Edit: I am open to other brands if the sony isn't good.