"Value Player"4.5 starson by Pibley
Pros: Good value when weighing price, features, and quality.
Faster load-time than I expected, although I've read it's slower than other players at its price-point.
DVD upconversion works well.
Cons: Lacks Netflix and Pandora.
No wireless networking option.
May freeze when watching a movie
Summary: Blu-ray is stunning and now that new players are under $200, the price-is-right to upgrade from DVD.
This isn't the best player out there but I think for my needs, it represents the best value for my money among players currently available in the market.
I have not experienced the freeze issue as reported on AVS Forums but I expect I may at some point. It's perhaps the greatest concern you must consider prior to purchasing this unit. Due to concerns regarding possible freeze problems, I purchased mine at Costco to take advantage of their more liberal return and warranty policies.