I see the Sony S1700 is going for $57 postpaid on Amazon now.
Addition: I’m not going to buy yet another machine and start buying the films all over again. I am satisfied with the DVD quality of Koch, Eureka, WE and others and I lack good (or any) copies of only a handful of top 150 SWs which interest me (e.g. Quanto costa morire?, Nevada, God Forgives, I Don’t, El Puro, Long Days of Vengeance, Requiem for a Gringo).
It seems clear that the market is moving toward BR from the increasing number of dual DVD/BR releases and that Amazon recommendations to me in this field are mostly BRs.