I've been a big fan of Sony and its blu-ray players for quite some time now, but having recently used this latest model, it blows everything out of the water! for a start, there's the touted 3 seconds loading time, which is great if you're like me and don't like waiting around for ages for your disc to load. Then there's the improved picture quality over the previous models... but that's the tip of the iceberg! You also get BBC iPlayer and 5 On Demand (via firmware and video list update), and access to loads of other on-demand internet video services such as YouTube, Dailymotion and many others. But the ultimate part of this is the fact that you even get access to LoveFilm via the player! and with that, if you have the unlimited subscription already with LoveFilm, you can log into your account via the player and have access to thousands of films you can rent and stream via the internet direct into the player and onto your TV! oh and then there's full DivX playback via USB, wireless 802.11n internet connectivity (via a seperate purchased Sony wireless USB dongle), MP3/MP4 playback and JPEG picture viewing. And also, like the Playstation 3, you can also stream videos, music and photos direct from a home network (via DNLA) instead of using a USB memory stick.
all in all, for the price you pay and what you get out of it (with the exception that, as with most players, you are required to purchase a seperate HDMI lead), this is one, if not the, ultimate sub-200 pound Blu-Ray player on the market at the moment! Go get one now!