Excerpt: I decided to purchase the Samsung DVD-1080P8 because I love Samsung products for their quality and reliability. Since I own a large collection of DVD’s, I wanted a DVD player that would upconvert my standard DVDs to 1080 high definition. Now I can enjoy an enhanced cinematic experience with superior sharpness, color and details.
Summary: If your HD telly is HD-ready (720p), the smart move is definitely to get a decent upscaling DVD player like the Samsung rather than making the wallet-haemorrhaging leap to Blu-ray. Very cheap and very cheerful.
Summary: The DVD-1080P8 is an interesting choice if you’re looking for a versatile DVD player, before jumping in the Blu-Ray bandwagon. Just don’t bother with it if the main reason for buying a player is DivX playback, as other players perform much better on that topic.
Bottom line, I'd give the DVD-1080P8 a score of 3/5. Forget the interface problems (you use short filenames) and I'd boost the score to 4/5.
Pros: Great looks, Price, Excellent image quality
Cons: Poor interface for music, video or picture files, Unresponsive command interface in menus