Summary: I just picked up this model a few weeks ago, and so far I'm very impressed. Standard dvds look amazing and Blu-rays look absolutely stunning. I've read some complaints about the audio options, but I don't know what that's about. I have it hooked up through digital optical and multi-channel, and the sound is phenominal. Also, the setup menu options are very user friendly. I don't know why more people aren't buying this model. There's my 2 cents.
Summary: URGENT UPDATE: INSTALL SAMSUNG 1.9 Driver to the Philips Player To Fix Problems!!! It's Feb 2009 and this Blu Ray player was having trouble with certain new Blu Ray releases . . . they wouldn't play, etc. I was told this unit would be useless soon and Philips was not updating firmware. I searched and found this thread [...] and it suggested installing the Samsung Driver . . . I was skeptical at first, but was about to scrap this thing . . .
Summary: Just got this player, tried 3 blu ray movies, Ultraviolet, X-Men and Kingdom of Heaven, the picture is beautiful, on par with HD DVD player, also upscales regular dvds very nicely, played Star Wars Episode 3 and it looked great. Fast load times compared to HD DVD player. Very Happy with purchase.