Summary: I've had my DVD 22 for 2 years and my DVD 27 for a year now. Both have amazing pictures and I've never had an unusual problem with either. It seems to me that the cranks dismissing these players don't have much experience with quirky DVD technology. Most stand-alone home players have any number of "goofs" with various movies, unlike DVD devices in computers.
Summary: Normally, I would never buy anything from Harman Kardon. But this DVD player was on sell for $100.00 from $300.00. Well, I guess you get what you pay for. I set up the player and placed my first DVD in it. I knew I was in trouble when I hearding a whining, grinding sound. That wasn't too amusing. What was even less amusing was the nice blank TV screen. I tried another DVD just to make sure it wasn't a problem with the DVD.
Summary: I have this 1 week now, so nothing about durability here. It looks elegant, picture is good. Got a dificulty with a selfmade homemovie DVD the player did not recognize as a DVD but as a DVD-ROM and was not playable... well, those discs have some scratches... I had a cheap LG and a cheap JWin player, but their laser wore out quickly. I hope the harman has a more duarble better quality laser... I will see.
Summary: I'm not an audio/video elitist. I was having problems with DVD players that were only a couple years old and cost 3 or 4 times as much as this one: they would skip, jerk, and then freeze. NetFlix DVDs were almost guaranteed to freeze, but others were an increasing problem as well. Haven't had a single problem with this unit. The picture is great (screen is a 37" plasma), the setup was painless, and the remote is one of the more thoughtfully designed variety..
Summary: I was just looking for a player under $150.00 as a replacement. What a pleasant surprise it has turned out to be.Great reproduction of both sound and video. Its not HD, but puts out the best non-HD picture I have seen. The sound quality is awesome, HK has a great product-line. I cant wait to see what they do with SuperHD or Bluray. Now if HK could only figure out how to make a great remote?
Summary: I rent a lot of dvd's from netflix and my last dvd player always stopped and skipped - even if we cleaned the dvds. This player has read through every dvd - sans skips! Yeah! Other things are great about this player too. The picture is heads above my last several players and it remembers the last place you were on a dvd (even if you take the dvd out). This is a great player! I would buy another one if I needed a second!
Summary: Trotz seiner sehr kompakten Abmessungen hat man es beim Harman DVD 27 mit einem vollwertigen DVD/CD Player zu tun der beide Medien auf absolut hohem Niveau wiedergibt. Das Bild ist am besten per YUV Component-Kabel in 576p Auflösung, einfach genial für DVD Wiederhabe -selbst auf meinem 50" Plasma. Die Stereo-Wiedergabe per CD ist ebenfalls hervorragend, kann locker mit reinen CD Abspielern bis 500,- mithalten, sehr differenziert und ausgeglichen.