| Costco has a Samsung Blu-Ray for about $74 + tx. Anybody have experience
I don't have a lot of experience with different brands. I
only buy electronics when I absolutely must. But I do tend
to trust Samsung because they're the people with the
know-how. I'm pretty sure they make Apple's iPhone screens.
In general they seem to be the innovators with that sort of
When Samsung used to make hard disks it was typical
to find them in OEM computers, which indicates they were
probably dependable. I now have a Samsung TV, 2 Samsung
DVD players from Best Buy, and a Samsung DVD drive in
my PC. No trouble with any of them, except the TV sometimes
acts up a bit in hot weather. I don't know whether that's
normal. When it's real hot sometimes it will become unresponsive
or go black, then turn itself off and back on again. I figure
maybe it's an overheat protection, but I don't know.
My only other experience with flatscreen TVs was a
friend whose TV burned out. I think it was HP, though
I'm not certain. It turned out that a soldered spot on a
circuit board was just a hair away from the back metal
panel, with no insulation! Somehow it bridged the gap
at some point, sparked and burned out the TV. A repair
person figured out the problem from the black soot mark
on the back panel.