I have not bought a BLu Ray player as I think the movies are over priced and was waiting for the prices to drop to regular DVD levels. However, I have read many threads on multiple forums where people complain about Blu Ray performance. It's not to say that when the movies play back, they look excellent with great detail and clarity. It's more an issue of the movies actually playing back without glitches. I realize that in some cases it's a player that's at fault or a finger print on the Disc....but with a format that won the HD war, I'd expect very few issues regarding playback of movies to occur. I've read stories of players freezing up during playback or dropouts of video and audio during playback. Also have read where unless the Blu Ray disc is spotless it will not play properly in some players. There have been threads where firmware updates disabled a players ability to play older Blu Ray disc features or even older SD DVD's. I would love to own a HD player, but cannot justify the expense of a new player and the movies, that may or may not always play when I want to watch them. Nothing is more frustrating than have a movie freeze halfway through or lock up a player. This happens occasionally when I rent SD DVD movies that people have used as frisbees. Just curious what others may think.