"WOW!!! Stunning Picture....."4.5 starson by dentalrep
Pros: 1080P, 24 FPS, picture controls, nice remote
Cons: delay when using remote, slow start-up, on the big side
Summary: Well so far I am impressed with Blu-ray. Don't judge the player by the free "The Fifth Element". This movie did not have a good transfer to Blu-ray. Watch Kingdom of Heaven or Ice Age The Meltdown instead, if you want to be blown away.
Another thing to be cautious of is high def film is not as crisp as high def video, i.e. football games on cable. If the film has any grain on it, you will see it on Blu-ray also. This player is only as good as the content you put in it. There are some sites that have a rating system for the quality of the movies. Xmen 3 has good but Kingdom of Heaven had 3D effects jumping out at you.
The player has a 2 second lag when you press something on the remote. I had to learn to be a little patient when using the remote. The player is a little on the tall side and barely fit in the spacce under my TV.
If you are interested in the 24 FPS (frames per second) feature, be aware that not all or many TV's can accept this feature. The setup is fast and painless which is always nice.
I almost forgot that this player makes regular DVD's look so much better by upconverting them. I was pleasantly surprised by this feature and am happy since I already have an elaborate DVD collection.
If you are looking for a better picture for your high def TV by jumping into high def movies or want to upconvert regular DVD's then this is the player for you.