I just received this DVD player tonight after struggling with a crappy Panasonic S-58 I purchased locally based on a few enthusiastic, albeit ill-conceived, reviews I came across on Amazon and elsewhere. I can't tell you how happy I am with this unit and the myriad ways in which it excels both my previous Phillips 3962 (rendered it useless due to a sticky rental from Netflix)and the previously mentioned Panasonic model (of sorry memory), but I'll make a feeble attempt by way of this brief review nonetheles..
This little bad boy of a DVD player comes packed with features. There are 2 major reasons you should get this player1. The up-scaling on this player is very good. I have some DVD of older shows (like Babylon 5 and the original Star Trek, not remastered) and they never looked better! The image quality on the player is very good. While not 'top notch' like those $1000 up-scaling players, you are getting INCREDIBLE bang for the buck when it comes to the quality of your DVD image2. Region Free. When you fi..
After noticing that some are selling region-free at inflated prices, here's a handy "do it yourself" guide to making yours region free. EASY: Just follow directions1. No DVD in the tray. The tray closed. The unit and TV on.2. Press "Setup" on the remote.3. Press the "down" arrow repeatedly until the top heading shows "Preferences."4a. Then press "OK" and Audio will be highlighted.b. Press the "down" arrow and the next category "Subtitles" will be highlighted.c. THEN enter this 6-digit code: "138931"Immedia..