I purchased the Panasonic S35 pro scan player because it plays RAM and I wanted to match it up with my Samsung DVDR 3000 RAM recorder. To my suprise this unit is a great player that can zoom a 4 x 3 letterbox to a variety of formats eliminating overscan. Great for HD TV's that lock in Full. I compared the picture quality against my RP 82 and E30, both incorporate the DCDi chip, and I can't see any difference. My DVD's are displayed on Toshiba 42 and 56 HD TV's. I switched all my components so the S35 is now my main player and the RP 82 my backup. So if you are looking for an excellent pro scan player with a great zoom you can't go wrong for $99.00. Best Buy is offering free shipping and no interest until January 2004.