Summary: Overall probably the best DVD player I've ever owned. I only rated it 4 stars because I guess there's always room for improvement. Having watched my older DVD titles upscaled I'm in NO hurry to buy a Blu-Ray anytime soon. Oh yeah, and Newegg Rocks!
Pros: This thing plays almost everything I've put into it. Home made DVD's, DVD's burned to either -/+ RW media, discs that my other DVD players won't read. It impresses me all the time at what it'll read and play. Up-scaling is amazing also, I've found some discs won't playback thru HDMI so I use both...
Cons: Manual certainly could use work. Luckily I'd rather learn the hard way and not read so not a real issue for me but for some folks, good luck finding out what you want in that thing.
Pros: Does what is says it will do, looks nice, good remote, upconverts to 1080p, looks great on 1080i 50 inch plasma TV
Cons: The DVD tray feels flimsy and upconverting is not straightforward. To upconvert: Hit the "functions" button until a menu pops up. Scroll sideways to where it says 480p/720p or whatever it may say, and use the up/down arrows to select the quality to which you want to upconvert.
Pros: So far, so good. The picture looks great on the 50 in Panasonic plasma with my old DVDs. Buy the HDMI cable for the best picture possible. Free as part of a combo deal on the plasma (which I love).
Cons: None to speak of. Came with an RCA video and audio cable!?!?
Summary: Heres the Key!!! 1) Press the function key about 4 times 2)you'll come to "HDMI STATUS" 3)press the arrows until the 480p (or i) is highlighted blue. 4) press enter and it will change color 5)scroll to 1080p!
Pros: Does what is should
Cons: Somewhat difficult to change to 1080p and others.