Summary: This player rocks! It's an excellent HD DVD player and it also doubles as an upconverting DVD player. I have it paired up with my Sony A3000 tv and Onkyo 605 receiver so I'm taking advantage of this player's ability to output 1080/24p video (for smoother picture) and uncompressed HD audio (through HDMI).
Pros: Consistent Performance, Easy To Set Up, High Quality Picture
Summary: This is a 3rd generation player, and it appears all the previous problems have been solved. In my opinion the fun a person will have with this player far out weighs who wins the format war. The improvements with the audio is really impressive even with the standard DVD. You have an incredible up conversion player, and then you can obviously also play the HD DVD's of your choosing.
Pros: Consistent Performance, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, High quailty audio, High Quality Picture