Summary: ok, Blueray is fine, bit of a cheap HDMI cable but at $99 it still makes for a great buy. The real thing for me is the amazing speed of the free shipping. Ordered on a Sunday, delivered on Wednesday.
Summary: I snagged it for under a hundred bucks, and it even came with an HDMI cable - great, right? Well, I thought so until I watched a movie on it. It blacked out about three times during the movie, for about 4-5 seconds. This was a regular occurrence and happened every time I used it. You might try your luck and see if you get one that isn't defective - I took mine back and got the entry level LG instead for about $50 more, which unfortunately didn't come with a free HDMI...
Summary: This is a great value for the price, the picture quality is very good and the upconversion wroks great. The machine is a bit slow when loading blu rays but you can not beat the quality for the price.
Summary: I got this player for my kids and it's fantastic. The quality of picture is great, I connect the player to a home theater and the sound is amazing. Compact size, fits anywhere and it's very light.
Summary: This product works fine. For $100 shipped, you can't beat it. I attempted to play a blue-ray disc in a DVD player by accident. For what ever reason, this rendered the DVD player confused and it would no longer read dvd's. Thus this purchase. It arrived in 2 days and works fine. I will say I am somewhat disappointed in blue-ray in general. I expected a much more dramatic visual enhancement over dvd than it provided.
Summary: After reading the reviews on this site, I decided to order the Phillips Blu ray. It arrived quicklly and I hooked it up rught away usingthe supplied HDMI cable. I love the blu ray discs, but I am amazed by what it does for standard DVDs. They look almost like hi-def. I have done a slide show using our digitaal canerea card. My old time radio MP3 Discs also sound great with a fine menu on the screen.