Pros Video and audio are fine when the unit is not malfunctioning
Cons Unit malfunctions continously during DVD playback
Summary The unit from a right-out-of-the-box condition produces video and audio artifacts: jittery picture at times, digital noise in image at times, audio completely cuts out at times. Denon refused to replace the unit with a brand new one and said I had to send the unit in for repair. They have had it for a month now and have not given me any indication as to when I am going to get a properly working unit. They do not return emails at times. I would recommend going with the Oppo DVD player that CNET reviews indicate is a good quality DVD player. For me, Denon has not lived up to their reputation.
Pros High CNET rating
Cons Big and ugly
Summary Why can't the makers of high-end DVD players figure this out -- my new HDTV is hanging on the wall, and I got rid of that big ugly TV cabinet that could accommodate an oversized 16"+ wide DVD box! Give me something compact -- there is no reason for a DVD player to be any wider than 8". For some reason, only the people who make those $40 commodity-grade units have figured this out.