Summary: Well too bad Toshiba HD DVD lost the format war because this is one sweet machine. Actually the early Toshiba units are more than just a DVD player. They have computer processors and a hard drive inside. This DVD player is heavy and well built and really feels like a quality item. Not some plastic piece of junk that will make you wonder how long it will last before you have to toss it. HD DVD movies are wonderful. The colors and detail are a site to behold.
Summary: Player works very well and gives a very clear picture, it does take some time to get going but once it does it functions great. There is one thing that I wish it was able to do and that is if it had a zoom button, that's why I gave it a 4 star and not five, but if that's not a big issue for you then you'll still enjoy this player. It does have some weight to it and is a good size, so make sure you have a decent size shelf to place it on.
Summary: I just received my Player today and boy was I impressed! The picture quality far exceeded my expectations. At this price how could you go wrong? I have had it less then 24 hours and have fallen in love with it. Make no mistake this machine weighs 35 lbs, yet it manages to keep a really sleek design. I would have paid the $800 for it, it is worth every cent.