The gift card means that that standalone player from Magnavox only costs $200. I know it doesn't have the profile 2.0 stuff, but can it play all BD films? I rarely use the extra features on HD DVD, and it seems to me that if it will play the movies, $200 is definitely my price point.
If not mistaken it is made by Funai... Leaning towards the PS3... if I do I am leaning towards a benchmark BD disc for first play... Witless ProtectionSatinkzo did a review of it, think the big issue is the remote kinda stinks. It is a 1.1 player though, so you should not have any problems.
It is one of the Funai clones. I think if you have the extra $100 to spend on a PS3, its a no brainer. The PS3 has so many other cool uses beyond BD and gaming, its a fun machine.
The wife was out tonight so I finally got to watch Man on Fire in BD, very nice. Audio was great too. Now if Cloverfield would just get here
Cool let us know how they work.