Well, here's the story. I had just wasted my time standing outside Best Buy's for an hour, and I didn't get a PS2. Oh well... Might as well go run some errands. I finish the run, and I see the local Big Screen City (which I have never been into). Curious, I go look.
I ask to see if I could tell the difference between regular and progressive scan DVD players on an HDTV. He does a demo, and I saw no difference whatsoever. I think he didn't really know what he was doing. So I ask him if he carried Toshibas, and this was his answer:
"Mitsubishis and Toshibas are both made by the same company. Funai. They are crap. I wouldn't recommend them to anyone. Pioneers make the best players."
I then said, "Even the Toshiba SD-9200?" (which is a $1,499 player!)
He said yes and then proceeded to recommend the Pioneer 434, which we all know isn't true progressive. I said that I would wait for the new Pioneers to come in and I got the hell out of there.
Now, I like Toshibas and I don't think they are crap. What do you all think of this?