Can you buy a good DVD player for $99? How about that same player being able to convert PAL to NTSC (or NTSC to PAL)? Well, what if it can be made region free, permanently, just by pressing a couple keys on the remote? Pretty neat? Well, we're just getting started. Macrovision in your way? Not a problem. You just need access to a PC with a CD-R. Due to rules here on HTF I won't go into details about this, but info on this simple procedure is readily available through a 3 second Web search. Want to personalize your player with your own custom wallpaper? Just as simple. Add in nifty menued MP3 playback and you almost have a Full House. Well, let's take a look at the DVD-5700. For those of you that are only looking at progressive players, you may want to stop reading now. You won't find that here. The DVD-5700 is strictly interlaced, though it does sport component video outs, S-Video, and coax digital audio out (for those of us who aren't too fond of optical). Oh well, nothing in life is perfect. Though, if they were able to add P-scan and DVD-A and keep the price under $150 this would be the best selling player of all time. The first thing I noticed were the buttons on the front of the 5700. Almost every function on the player can be accessed from the front panel, something that you can't do with most budget players. And the array of twaekable options in the setup menu are almost staggering... good thing most things are well laid out in the unit's large *gasp* manual. Though, there are no instructions or help in the manual for the options listed in the secret "loopholes" menus, but I guess they figure if you're advanced enough to know how to get into the place, you're probably saavy enough to get by in there on your own (yeah, right ). The second thing I noticed was how solid the unit felt. No, it's not built like a tank, but it is built better than any other player I've ever handled that sells for NTSC conversion is wonderful. Due to my illness *cough* *cough*, I thought it would be a good time to finally get around to watching the Angel Season 1 (R4) discs I've had around for the last couple weeks. If no one had told me that these were not native NTSC, I never would have known. I detected no "speed up" or video quirks. The greatest praise is to say that I simply forgot about the hardware I was using and just sat back and enjoyed the show. This is just way too cool for words, and I still can't believe this sucker was so cheap. Want a great region free, MV free, standards converting player? Got an extra Franklin in your wallet and just want a solid player with lots of features? Look no further, the DVD-5700 from Daewoo is for real. Of course, for only $99 at Sam's Club you'd better hurry they aren't going to be around for very long. Info on the 5700 can be found at the following sites: http://www.dvd-wizards.com/darrenk/ http://www.nerd-out.com/forum/viewfo...?forum=13&3709 The previous was not an incentive based endorsement of any kind. I'm just completely thrilled with this product, it would be a good buy at twice the price.