Summary: I had purchased this specific model to replace my Sony DVP-S360 because it had good performance and it also came in black (a silver model is available). Although, I would've went with a silver Pioneer player except.... I was originally considering the Pioneer DV-578A-S as it supposedly had seamless layer changes, according to Hometheaterhifi.com's DVD benchmarks.
Pros: Picture quality., Build quality., Asthetic looks., Available in black or silver., Remote control layout., Quick layer change.
Cons: Average load time for discs., Layer change quick, but not seamless., Black models are limited in availability (the SonyStyle store was the only non-online source for black models) as almost all stores only carry the silver model.