11-09-2008 07:49 AM
IMO, the panasonic DMP-BD35k (available at amazon.com - from other sellers, and frys.com) at $250 is probably the way to go for a standalone player. the DMP-BD55k is the same, except it supports 7.1 audio via analog as well as HDMI (like the 35k) and has divx compatibility.
amazon is running a deal, the BD55K is about 340 right now (MSRP of 400)....add 4 select warner BR movies to your cart and use the code AMAZONBD and it takes 100 off the total...I think the player and 4 movies I tested the cart and code with brought the total to 310...
kinda hard to beat that for a profile 2.0 player
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11-22-2008 07:23 AM - edited 11-22-2008 07:30 AM
I don't have any experience with any of the other options, but I went the IR4PS3 route and am very satisfied. I did a fair amount of internet searching and compared the various products based on either their websites and/or on-line reviews. The real answer you seek is up to you based on your criteria; ie., functionality, cost, availability, etc.
A couple of options that I was interested in were not available at the time I was looking - got on their "email notice for when their product was going to ship" and received NOTHING after at least one month.
The IR4PS3 device was economical, uses the BT controller from the Sony remote, can be powered by USB, AVAILABLE, and supported by Logitech (it's in the pull down list). The instructions for the device even have a section devoted to using it with Logitech remotes. I have it set up using the USB out of my PVR (which is powered on all the time) so I don't have ANOTHER power supply or device to plug into my overcrowded outets.
So, all in all, I am very happy with the device and service (emails) with the product producer. Not sure if you've already made your purchase, but if not I recommend the IR4PS3. It just works.
Sharp LC-65D64U, Mot DCH3416, Sony PS3 w/Harmony PS3 adapter, WDTV Live SMP, Yamaha RX-V1800, Harmony 1100 w/wireless ext.
Mits WD-62628 DLP, Mot DCH3416, Sony PS3 w/Harmony PS3 adapter, WDTV Live SMP, Yamaha RX-V2500, Harmony 1100 w/wireless ext.