I'm shopping around for a new DVD player and cost is a factor. However, I want the best video I can get for this price range. Can anyone offer any advice on which way to go between these two players? Thanks.
do a search on both models - they've been discussed like crazy around here.
also, be aware that the 931 is being phased out. there's a new model (can't remember number) being introduced that has all the benefits of the 931 (upconversion) *plus* it has dvd-a/sacd capabiltiy. it's about 200 bucks at best buy.
i'll probably pick one up myself (i'm ebaying my 931) soon so i'll try to post my opinions on it.
 there's actually going to be two new samsung models. the hd-841 & hd-941. apparantly the 941 includes the dcdi chip, hdmi connection, discrete remote codes and some other stuff. there's a good discussion going on over at avsforum.