Summary: This bluray basically player performs well. I did the firmware upgrade found on the Philips website before I even used it. My Phillips BDP7200/F7 bluray player upscales to HD really well so there was neglible improvement with the actual bluray disc. The upscalling to HD with other regular dvd's on my bluray player such as Star Wars Revenge of the Sith, Dark Knight and Star Trek Undiscovered Country is so good that it makes many scenes and objects in the movie look really...
I would recommend the 5992 instead for most folks at this time
15 October 2008
Summary: Have owned/installed dozens of DVD players. Comparing this one with Sony 301, BX1, Toshiba A2, E500, Philips 5992 and Oppo 970HD. Blu-Ray - ok. If you must have a BD player, this may be a nice choice. Especially if you need Divx compatiblity. No Ethernet tho. SD DVD - Upconversion is typically poor, as is most BD players. Not as good as HD DVD, E500, or Oppo. Even $39 5992 is superior. Divx - poor resolution, compared to 5992.