Summary: This player has outstanding audio and video quality. Unfortunately, in my opinion, the owner's manual was written for a total geek. The instructions for even the simplest function are so convoluted that they are virtually impossible to understand.
Summary: I selected this blu-ray player over the competition specifically because it has built-in decoding for the latest high-definition audio formats. I continue to be happy with my ten-year-old Sony TAE-9000ES preamp, and the DMP-BD50 seemed to be the perfect way to get HD video and audio in one box.