Been awhile since I posted to this thread. Good info Nicolas.

I purchased another new Samsung BD-P1500 1080p Blu-ray Player, about $180 including shipping, handling, and CA tax. Should arrive Monday. This one is going to mate up with my family room 36" Sony which does not have HDMI and will replace a JVC DVD/CD player. The JVC will mate with a smaller Sony which also does not have HDMI in her master bedroom because the wife wants a DVD player there.

Cabling for all of this is going to be interesting without HDMI. k