I wanted a small Blu-Ray player with a good range of features that is reliable and quiet.
There seemed to be three candidates; this one and models from Sony and Panasonics. However, the Sony has no display, reviews say that even the on/off light can be seen only from above, and it has a Playstation-type GUI so that all displays and some functions normally found on the remote control can be accessed only by calling up on-screen displays and menus. The Panasonic, according to reviews, has no resume play function to continue viewing from the same point after stopping, and also some reliability issues.
This Toshiba has none of these shortcomings. It has a front display, a wide range of controls on the remote, is quiet during playback, though it can make some noise when it starts to play as it moves to different places on the disc. And to cap it all, it comes at a very reasonable price. It works flawlessly playing Blu-Rays and DVD's and I'm very pleased so far, though I can't comment on the Internet features as I haven't used them.
The only drawback I can see is one that is common to all Blu-Ray players and seems to catch out a lot of purchasers. They use the HDMI protocol and because that was designed for high definition where adjusting the aspect ratio is undesirable because it degrades the picture quality, the signal that they produce does not give the options to adjust the aspect ratio that you get with plain DVD players outputting through a SCART. The snag is that many films have been released with aspect ratios that leave something to be desired. If you watch them on a Blu-Ray machine, whether the discs are BD or DVD, you might be stuck with an aspect ratio that you don't like and can't adjust.
Back to this Toshiba, as far as I can see, unless you want some specialised Internet functions, this is the best and best-value player out there.
PS Regarding the remote, it is admittedly small. I guess that seemed appropriate for a player with compact dimensions. It works well enough and it stops me from confusing it with the others but if your fingers are not very nimble or your eyesight not so good, that could be a consideration.