One thing the format war is good at is driving down pricing. Now one of the better current Blu-ray players on the market is selling for less than $300 at Amazon. You can get the Samsung BD-P1400 1080p Blu-Ray Disc Player for $297.95, over $200 off the $499.99 MSRP. And, like most players, it is eligible for five free movies via a mail-in offer.
While this is a good deal, I think I’d still recommend the 40GB PlayStation 3 for $399.99. You get a good BD player and a top notch gaming system. And the PS3 will reportedly be upgraded to BD Profile 1.1 this month, and BD Profile 2.0 (BD Live) next year. And the PS3 comes with the BD of Spider-man 3, and is eligible for the same five free movie offer.
Samsung news via EngadgetHD.