So far all looks good. It has a SCART socket, as well as phono plug output of left/right sound, component video and composite video, and HDMI.
I haven't tested the HDMI and upscaling yet, as I don't have an HD TV yet - this is a purchase with an eye to the future. It's working nicely sending RGB video through the SCART socket.
The remote is chunky but short. Nothing special either way.
It seems to remember play position on a DVD even after being turned off and on again.
I really bought it just as a DVD player, so I haven't tried out the USB socket yet.
It seems to have a multi-region hack:
Make sure there is no disc in the player.
Turn on the player
Wait for "No Disc" message to appear on the TV screen.
Press the Repeat button on remote (plain, not A-B).
For a region 2 player, i.e. like this one from Amazon UK, press this sequence of buttons of remote (FF = fast forward, FR = fast rewind.)
FF, FR, FF, UP, DOWN
If you pressed the correct sequence, a small white number 0 will appear somewhere on the top left of the screen.
Turn the player off and on again, and it should now be multi-region.