After our cheap, not particularly good upscaling DVD player packed up, we wanted to get something a bit better quality to replace it. We already have a Samsung LED TV so it made sense to get a Samsung DVD player so that it would integrate better. Even though we're not particularly bothered about Blu-Ray disks, the price of a Blu-Ray player didn't seem that much more than an upscaling DVD player, plus I liked the idea of something that would give me access to YouTube. We decided on the BD-ES5000 since it was (a) very comapct and (b) had a slot feed which I much prefer to tray feed DVD.
I have to say that we are absolutely delighted with this product. Granted it is low on frills, (which we like), the upscaling playback of DVDs is brilliant (I can't comment on Blu-Ray playback since we still don't own any), but we've spent far longer looking at our favourite YouTube videos in glorious HD quality on it. (Have yet to find out how this will affect our monthly broadband Gb allowance though!) My wife also likes the fact that she doesn't have to contend with yet another remote handset as the Samsung TV one works perfectly well with it for most functions (and vice versa).
One review I read said that it was fiddly to control YouTube searching, which I suppose it is if you're in a hurry, but this is easily overcome by making up playlists on your YouTube account beforehand via a PC first, then just selecting them on the TV. Even integrates with Mobile phone for searching and controlling video playback.
All in all a great, easy-to-use, no-nonsense product with just the right amount of functionality to meet our not too demanding needs!