I also bought this a backup but now I have totally removed my old media player to replace it with this. It looks so good it makes all my other media appliances look awful, it has played everything I have tested on it, it even works with .srt subtitle files! It has a USB port on the front that you can plug in a memory stick (FAT32) so you don't have to find cables and copy just to play a single file. Its quality has surpassed my old media center for HD as it uses upscaling on everything not encoded in HD, and it truly is plug in and play. The menu doesn't look that great to be honest, I hope that will be fixed with a firmware update as you can update the internal software. One of my best buys ever.