Purchased a Panasonic CP72S tonight at Circuit City. My mother and father-in-law gave me a generous gift card for Christmas that was applied to this purchase (thanks mom and dad. Panasonic also has a $30 rebate on this model until March. It is sad to say that I have been using a Sony Playstation 2 for DVD playback. The good point about this is even though it is not a real DVD player it was still far superior to VHS. I will watch various DVDs this week and assess how well this unit performs. Seeing that my only previous DVD experience was a PS2 the only way to go should be up. I purchased this model hoping to upgrade to an HDTV later this year (I currectly use a JVC 36D201(no complaints about this unit). This DVD player was purchased after hearing much positive feedback on this forum.