Summary: I upgraded to this (hooked up via HDMI) from an older Toshiba player with progressive scan, hooked up via component cables and I had trouble telling the differences in picture quality. The upconvert seems to do something but not as much as I thought it would.
Pros: I have not had any problems with this DVD player. It offers an array of settings to adjust picture and sound quality.
Summary: IF anything you buy Panasonic ever malfunctions, send it back to Newegg! I listened to Panasonic's advise and to date, I haven't enjoyed the high-def upconversion I was expecting despite buying several HDMI cables, extensive testing of unit on other high-def TVs...
Pros: Newegg delivered unit on 26th dec, HDMI port failed 2nd day, Panasonic customer advised to send to service center in town, took it there on 01/02/07, replacement unit came after a whole 3 wks [01/25/07], but had dead HDMI port right out of the box!
Cons: Took back to service centre, centre claimed to have no independent HDMI cables!! An official Panasonic service center! I felt very embarrassed and called Panasonic who now told me to ship unit directly to exchange center in Seattle Washington.
Summary: I record shows from my HTPC, so there's no chapters and many of the pros I like benefit me because of the way that the DVDs are burned. I need to read the manual, there's more to learn about this thing, but ultimately you don't really have to, it just works.
Pros: When it's done playing a DVD it doesn't just sit there in the player spinning the disk. It stops the DVD. I go to sleep with a DVD in and don't have to wear out the player and hear a spinning disk. Everytime I play around with this unit I find something else I've always wanted. If you hit the fas...
Cons: I would like to have had a tutorial or something, maybe on DVD? To teach you about how to use it better. I'd definately buy again.
Summary: I bought this to go along with my new LCD and I'm glad I did. This player has a large number of options for setup on both audio and video. Movies look fantastic. I can't imagine being able to get much better of a picture off of a standard DVD.
Pros: HD up-conversion over HDMI.
Cons: No major cons. An eject button on the remote would have been nice.