Pros: Stylish design; reads DVDs well; responsive to remote
Cons: no screen saver when paused; no "time remaining" display; remote has no volume control
I bought this to replace an APEX DVD player that was having trouble reading some DVD. This player read those same DVDs without issue. 2 years of technology advancement helped.
I don't yet have a HDTV so I can't speak to compatibility on that score.
Paid $61 on 9/1/05 at bhphotovideo.com.