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.