Our dvd player recently broke and we didn't want to spend too much for a replacement. When my partner returned from the store with a very sleek, compact, simple DVD player by Philips, I thought he had definitely gone over budget. Not so, it only cost him $42.00 + the 7.99 2 year insurance policy that Best Buy aggressively pushed on you every time you make a purchase. As an aside: This sales practice is completely annoying, and it isn't really for a great cause like a buy back program that would benefit the environment and close the loop. I would expect that when I buy something I should automatically get it replaced or fixed if something goes wrong within 2 years. I would prefer this was built into the price. Enough of my rant.
The DVD player is wonderful. The first night I watched Citizen Kane and it really did it justice. It even has a screen saver built in if you pause it. Also, I recently took a trip to China and purchased legitimate DVD's that I was able to play without hassle on the Philips DVD player, unlike my old Toshiba, that broke down the first weekand had to be replaced the first month I had it THREE times.
Now I want a new widescreen tv to go with it!