Brought this a couple of weeks ago for my 84yr old Grandmother as she was after some video tape boxsets which i found were cheaper to buy on dvd boxsets (??) (on Amazon), so i suggested it would be just as cheap to buy a dvd player and she agreed but i was a bit worried she would not be able to operate it, as she is still confused as to how to change the clock & timer on her central heating boiler control after about 7 yrs of me showing her but i was pleasantly suprised, after only about 2 hours of repeatedly showing her the basic's (a few bang head on wall moments) turn on, select tv channel, open dvd tray, put dvd in, press play and stop she seems to have mastered it, so next step is menu control and track skip.
The unit is what you can expect of Sony, good quality, sturdy, easy to use and good looking. Only bad points were not available in black & quite wide when compared to how slimline it is (couple of inches wider than a VCR), also wish the manufacturers would include scart leads in the box.
Very good value, even better now as 20% off (typical that 20% is knocked off a few days after i brought it), as searching through the other electrical dealers it was around the £75 mark and that was not for multi region, also found a company that could make it a multiregion player for around £50. So you are saving around £75 with Amazon's multiregion offering.
Picture quality good and reasonable sound quality but you need a digital amp if you want 5.1/6.1/7.1 surround sound as only has stereo & optical outputs on the unit.