"Great, now that the price has come down..."5.0 starson by physch1024
Pros: Great detail in audio and video. No defects noticable to me or my peers. Virtually silent in comparison to competitors. Makes friends jealous.
Cons: Price (previously, has since come down, now in range with competition). Initial setup menu has badly worded instructions making you think your system isn't working. But just continue and its just fine.
Summary: When this thing cost $600 I was looking at LG's, Samsungs and Panasonics, then it came down to ~$350 area and without question I snagged it up. Thus far it outperforms my roomates Samsung and my parents Panasonic in numerous categories. It seeks and loads far faster than both above mentioned (sorry unable to know model #'s off the top of my head) brands. Actually appears to be in higher, more clear definition than both as well. All other BD's I've used have been annoyingly laggy when it came to commands such as FFW RW or Skip. This does lag, but 1/10th the amount as the others I've used. Extremely happy with the BDP-51FD!