Summary: I bought this player in July 2005 and it produced exactly the excellent picture I expected. However, 13 months later it is frozen on "welcome" and would cost well over the $75. I paid for it to fix. I'll buy a bit more machine next time and hope the quality is better.
Summary: For the price, I am reasonably satisfied. I find the remote control a little bit incomprehensible. I can play movies, but I have no idea how to do anything fancier than that. It has failed to play one of the approximately 15 or 20 movies we've tried in it, and it didn't say why it couldn't play it. My other player couldn't play that one either. It is very slow to start up when you put a movie in.
Summary: Just purchased this about three wweks ago. Plays rental DVD's fine but the DVD-R's that I record on my Zenith DVD recorder does not play on it. The player indicates "cannot play this disc." I know my DVD-R's are properly finalized since they do work on my other DVD players. I contacted Sony but they have been no help. Will probably exchange it for another (same model) and see what happens. Has anyone experienced my problem?