... for a Christmas gift, as I'm trying to do some early shopping. They have a 32" TV and have absolutely no interest in anything other than "watching movies"- read:no HT. Simple operation is a BIG plus. The old Emerson(!)VCR has bit the dust. This will be their introduction to the world of DVD. And wish me luck explaining why "those black bars are there and the picture doesn't fill up the screen!" Fortunately, that's another topic!!