hopefully this won't drag out too long. I've been hunting for a proper Blu-Ray player (this one in my laptop is subpar thanks to the crappy screen attached to it) for ~$300. My friend recommended that a PS3 is the way to go, since getting updates to it would be a snap, and it could play games to boot. And for me, since I'm going to be at a place next year w/ "free" electricity (college dorms), I'll make it fold in its spare time.
But I'm wondering if there's a cheaper (~$100-$200) Blu-Ray player out there that can save me some moola. I don't care for any of the fancy stuff like WiFi, NetFlix enabled, DVD-A, or SACD, because either I have no use for them, or they'll just entice me to pay more when I'll only use it a handful of times. All I really care about is that it can output HDMI (which is pretty much a given anyway); I don't know much else about Blu-Ray equipment.
Thanks in advance!