Summary: I bought this player last year during one certain websites price SNAFU (sub seventy bucks with shipping)(with big thanks to the "heads-up" from the fine folks at [...]). I bought it as our second Blu-ray player for our bedroom (our first is a PS3 in the living room). My biggest problem was that certain new Blu-rays did not load past the menu. But I emailed support at [...] and they sent me a link with a new firmware.
Summary: I buy and rent movies, usually now on Blu-Ray disc. Usually all I want to do is watch the movie and perhaps a few of the extras. For that mission a player such as the Sherwood BDP-5003 is perfect. It puts out an excellent video and audio signals on the HDMI connnector, and since my AVR can decode Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD I'm all set. I'm very pleased with this purchase.
Summary: I purchased this player elsewhere (suprising I beat Amazon prices). Playback is good and clear. Unlike the box and specifications, this player does NOT have any built in decoders - Dolby TrueHD, DTS Master Audio, or Dolby / DTS anything. The support referred to is the ability to send the encoded signal, via HDMI only, to a receiver with the decoders built in to perform the actual decoding of the signal.