We just got a 1080 display and a BluRay player, both Panasonic and both on the cheap end of the scale. There's loads of good stuff in this low-end gear—watched the first Harry Potter on a BluRay disc last night, looked and sounded incredible. Also couldn't help but notice the small time lag between TV and the audio from the player. This makes me think that the displays that delay the picture and sound need an audio pass-through to maintain sync. But I digress. The Panasonic DMP BD 87 BluRay player set us back a whopping $99. In addition to all the absurdly complicated things a BluRay player is supposed to do this player also managed to sound great as well. I suspect the most competitive price range for media players [entertainment division] will be under $150, that some will be dogs and some will be shockingly good. I haven't put this decidedly cheap little player through its audio paces. and perhaps never really will. However, playing an Impulse CD re-release of Coltrane's 'Ballads' the player sounded dynamic and vivid. Come to think of it, the orchestral sound in the 'Harry Potter' BluRay disc was unusually good. I suspect there's some BluRay player in this price category that really outperforms the others. I also suspect that there's some dogs worth warning folks about. So what is your experience? I realize that more money can mean better anything—I'm in the process of talking a friend into an Oppo-95—but I'm more interested in what stands out in the budget sector of BluRay players.