Summary: When I bought this a year and a half ago it was one of Samsung's lowest end models. Luckily this particular one has a digital audio output which allowed me to connect it to my Bose 123 sound system. I've played as much high def video using the USB input as I have from actual discs. This is a top quality product despite it being on the bottom tier.
Summary: So I bought this for my boyfriend last Christmas for his room, and so far we have gotten a lot of use out of it. We are no longer limited to watching DVDs or Blu-rays in the basement where his PlayStation is! This player was a good price and has worked well for us for about a year now, and counting. Just remember to check that your TV has an HDMI port.