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I've worked since late fall in upgrading my entertainment room to plasma T.V., HD box, Harmon-Kardon AVR 146, KEF speakers 5.1 setup.
Now my weak link is my Citizen brand DVD player from a few years ago. It does have component cables and and a jack for digital coax which I am using.
It does not however have upscaling or even progressive scan.

My debate is whether to replace it with a better DVD player now, buy a Blu-ray player now, or wait a few months for Blu-ray players and disks to drop in price.

I'm not chomping at the bit to get into Blu-ray but paying even $50-$100 for DVD players at this stage of the game seems like a waste.

I could live with my current DVD player for a few months more if you feel that there is a better (or cheaper) Blu-ray machine coming out by Christmas.

What would you do and feel free to mention Brands and Models if you think I should buy now. I don't care about fancy extra features, just quality picture, sound, and DVD's that will look good too.
 

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If your happy with the current dvd players performance then why upgrade chances are your display is already upconverting the video anyhow? BluRay players will drop in price a bit more but I doubt much more as you can already find them for under $200.
The question is how long do you want to wait as there will always be a better deal or a better player available just after you buy one its just the way things are.
 

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I can afford a Blu-ray player now. I just can't decide what to buy.
I am hearing lots about Sony BDP - S350, Panasonic DMP-BD35 (55) and Samsung BDP1500. Any of these to avoid, or aim for?
 

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If your looking for good upconversion of SD dvds I believe the Panasonic BD55 is your best option. If you dont care any of the above will do fine.
 

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The Samsung BD-P1500 does a very good upconversion as well..Plus I just found out that it also moves sub-titles into the image area with standard DVD's..:T Have just bought one..
 
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