I picked up this player last night, it's connected to a Sony 50A10 LCD. The picture at 720p is amazing. I see more detail in the background then ever before, I didn't think that Star Wars III can look that much better. I recommend this player for anyone who's on a budget and at the same time experience a great picture. Some have experienced a 1/2 inch vertical squeeze at 720p, It's not apparent on my screen, but I saw it at a freinds house. It's not enough to warrant a return in my opinion. The player is that good. It does not exhibit any Macroblocking issues and it appears to pass blacker than black. It's so far the best $129 I've spent on a player.(If you're in NYC there's a $5 coupon from J&R Music world that you can use torwards the purchase of this player or any other purchase over $50). It doesn't come with an HDMI cable, but there are plenty of places on the net where you can pick one up very cheap. I picked one up at Sam's Club for $21.99.