Summary: I purchased this player with the hope it would be able to play blu-ray and HD-DVD discs as well as a single format player. From an image and sound quality perspective, it lives up to that expectation. The player has an HDMI 1.3 audio/video connection for super easy set-up. One cable and I was done. However, this player does not yet (as of this writing) play the expensive HD-DVD box set for Star Trek Season 1. The unit locks up and must be turned off.