I decided to hold out of the format war...and I chose LG's Super-Multi Player. In relation to other players...most of what this player offers comes down to personal prefrence. If you like HD special features etc, then you could have problems with this unit. Otherwise..the image quality is well defined...it has a built in 24fps converter...this creates a wonderfull Cinema viewing experience...the images look natural and movies unfold with sharp realism... mimicking the effects of a true reel-to reel film. There is definatly one feature this unit has and does good at and that is upconversion...I threw in a standard DVD with a movie that was done back in the 80's re-done onto DVD...the upconversion was [email protected] also did not have the black bars on the top and bottom when I stretched the image...the movie looked like I was watching the directors cut through every scene...this was impossible to acheive upconverted on my TOSHIBA-HDD1 I owned but sold for this remarkale unit...the Toshiba unit added black bars on the sides when upconverted...sort of disapointing. Superman 2 The Directors Cut in HD looked completely amazing...filmed 20 years ago and remastered for HD...image quality was close to what the director was watching while filming the movie...very impressive. It's simple and easy to use bottons on the top of the unit allow you to just plop a movie in...press play and away you go...easy to see in the dark also.