Bought to replace the malfunctioning DVD transport on a Sony DVD/home theatre system. Connected to a 32" 1080p screen via HDMI, the picture is superb, and a vast improvement over an older DVD player connected via analog that used the tv's own upscaling. Initially the output was at 576i, but it can be manually set to 1080p using the remote and the difference is immediately obvious. It's not quite equal to a full HD source, but it's very close. Deep blacks, no obvious artifacts, handles motion well, minimal noise.
The player has a digital optical output, and connected to a suitable amplifier capable of DTS or DD5.1 decoding, sound is equally impressive.
It also looks great sitting on the shelf, and it has a variety of additional functions such as the capability to play video files via USB.
Delivered swiftly and instantly provided a new lease of life to my DVD collection. Films have never looked better.
Excellent picture. Very good upscaling to 1080p. Optical digital output. Looks great.
None at this price.
NOTE: this DVD player does not come with an HDMI cable or a TOSLINK digital optical cable.