"Very good standalone player!"4.5 starson by rsc8989
Pros: Fast loading time, stunning graphics & audio, clean menu.
Cons: Unstable network and USB connections.
Summary: As always, did some research before buying this unit and one of the main complaints about this unit being slow loading time, it was nothing to be concerned about as it somehow "felt" normal than anticipated. The graphics and sound noticeably jumped me from my seat.
Easy to play with HDMI CEC which works admirably by inserting a disc, the TV turns on and change the source to Blu-Ray input and starts playing. Clean and simple menu and setup screen to change. Although could not really tell the advantages of having 1080/24fps and xvyCC options, it's always nice to have features.
Loaded some Blue Planet, Planet Earth, other documentaries, Cars, Black Hawk Down, Hellboy, Underworld, 300, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, all of which loaded faster than I anticipated and played admirably.
If you are not much of a game player and would love a Blu-ray player now and save some money at the same time, this will not let you down.