Okay, I am looking to buy a blu-ray player to complete my home theater system (for now anyway). I have a 42" Panasonic plasma, a Toshiba HD-Dvd player, Xbox 360, Velodyne DPS-12, and currently running a Pioneer SX-315 surround sound system, but will be replacing the receiver with an Onkyo HT-RC160 within a week or two (the speakers eventually, depending on different things). So as you can kinda see, i like to have high performance equipment, or at least close enough to the best equipment, because i like having my stuff running the best it can. my tv, surround sound, etc arent the top of the line, etc, but they're the best performing for what i could afford, etc. I want to say the max i can really go is $300-ish (mostly to keep the ps3 in the possibilities). so i cant afford the top of the line ones, so my question is following the above situations/circumstances, which BD player do you feel would be my best option? I have heard some good stuff about the Panasonics, one LG model, and have heard mixed reviews on the PS3. oh and some additional important stuff: - I dont really care about load times as long as its not more than like a minute or two, because thats the same way my HD-dvd player runs and it isn't that big of deal for me - I dont really care about any of the add-on streaming services, i can stream Netflix through my 360 already (it wouldn't hurt if it did come with netflix as a service, but its not something i'm looking for, and i'm not willing to sacrifice performance just to get netflix on it), and i don't have the free money sitting around to buy/download stuff all the time, so i wont really use the services. - as for the gaming aspect of the PS3, theres only one or two games that are PS3 exclusive that i would want to play as of now, but i dont think they are enough to push me to get the PS3 for the gaming aspect.. I am mostly concerned with knowing how the PS3 performs with Blu-ray playback visually and its audio. - i think probably the most important thing to me in the player is the overall Video and audio performance.. i want one that i will be proud to own because it is going to fully utilize the BD, and it will show on the tv and be heard.. i think you get the point. okay i think this is long enough, so thanks for any help, its greatly appreciated.