johnzap wrote “I think the only persons worried about profiles are the anti-Blu-Ray mob!”
I got the feeling that you are right.
But don’t worry johnzap, we can’t live without them.
Most blu-ray owners don’t give a damn about profiles. There’s plenty of polls throughout the internet.
Profile 1.1 = PIP. Try to watch one and see if you like so much and it’s a must. I tried a couple movies (even HD DVD movies), for me, the answer is no. Just like director commentary in DVD, I think I only watched 1 or 2 out of hundreds DVD movies last year.
Profile 2.0 = BD-Live. Same with above, I better do BD-Living from my PC!! How are you going to chat with your friends or the director using a REMOTE?? It’s a joke!
Back to topic.
A friend got Samsung 1400 for $299 at bestbuy last month, quoted by the manager. I think the news is out since a while ago in the high level ranks but not official yet.