There is excellent picture detail, rich colours, and great contrast, 10 years ago, quality like this would have required an outlay of £150 or more. This replaces an old Pioneer, and the quality upgrade is astonishing. I have a Panasonic HD upscaling DVD player, and I really don't see enough difference for me to mark this Sony player down for picture quality. This player isn't even directly linked to my TV, but playing through a scart splitter!
The sound quality is just fine, but then only as good as the Sony Bravia it's playing through. There is phono output and digital coaxial, but what do these mean?
One omission, and that is the remote doesn't have a convenient picture aspect button, so it doesn't replace the TV remote control completely, but does volume, AV channel, and TV on/off. The remote is very dinky with small buttons, complements the player nicely.
It's about the size of a thick A4 notepad, this is an incredibly small machine, almost portable, just perfect. It has just four external control buttons, Power, Eject, Play, and Stop.
The lack of output connections makes this the best machine for people who are not technically minded. I like extras like sharpness enhancement, and Dynamic/Cinema/Standard picture, all of which are not gimmicky but really work.
Like most reviewers, there is nothing to dislike, since it does its job so well for so little money. Why spend so much upgrading to HD when standard def DVD delivers this much punch.