Strengths: Easy to use, quick set-up, excellent picture quality, good value Weaknesses: Minor: Remote control is white, no HDMI cable included with unit Summary: This is a great unit that upscales the standard DVD resolution from 460 to nearly 1080p resolution. No need to splurge on Blue-Ray or HD-DVD players that might become obsolete in a few years--this unit will get you almost the same picture for a lot less money. The unit is slim, sleek, and should blend well with most any other equipment. Set-up is a breeze with easy-to-follow on-screen directions. The discs load in a reasonable amount of time, contrary to a common complaint about slow loading in some other brands. The picture quality is excellent (I am using an inexpensive HDMI cable), and the remote is intuitive and offers a comprehensive selection of features. I'm not too wild on the white color of the remote, but at least it's easy to distinguish from my other remote controls. Overall, I am very pleased with my purchase of the Pioneer DVD player and feel it offers a great value for the price.