At my job I have somehow become the "HT Consultant" to my co-workers. One of them is looking to enter the world of DVD (and eventually surround sound) and has asked my help. She wants to spend about $100 - $150 on a DVD player, DVDA and SACD dont appeal to her so it doesnt need to be universal. At this price the only thing that comes to mind is the big name brands like Sony, Panasonic and the like. I have only shopped for higher end players so I dont know what brands/models to stay away from in this range. From my understanding just about any player should be fine but I want to confirm that before I give any advice (she is my boss so I dont want to recommend a poor playing unit).