If you want to pick a Blu-Ray player for picture quality alone, then look no further. This player is a real bargain...it looks absolutely stunning on my Sony Bravia TV, so much so that I now want to replace my old DVDs with Blu Ray - DVDs just don't seem the same any more! Now the drawbacks...
I've had this player for about 18 months now, and the main problem I found is that it will not sit well inside a closed cabinet. After about 1 hour viewing, the picture and sound starts to drop out, and eventually the disc will come to a stop. I found playing discs with the player outside my cabinet does not have this problem at all, and discs are fine...so only consider this player if you have an open cabinet and don't need to sit anything on top of it.
Also, the loading times to load a disc is very slow, it can sometimes take minutes to get to the main menu (I think this was a common thing with Blu Ray in the past, but may not be as much a problem with newer models).
In fairness, this is a great player if you want a low price entry into starting your Blu Ray collection - just be sure you get the latest firmware to be able to play the more recent discs!