There seems to be many people in here asking, "what's the [bold]best[/bold] dvd player to buy? There are many factors involved in what will work best for you and what will not, not to mention budget and what you [bold]specifically[/bold] want it to do. I'd suggest you type down some good information relating to what you want in a dvd player, price range that you're willing to spend on a player, and what it's main purpose will be. There are tons of dvd players listed in this forum alone, I'd suggest using the search tab at the top of this forum to help assist you in your quest for what you are looking for. It's there to help you and everyone else in finding an answer to your question. Chances are, your dvd player that you are looking for has already been asked in here and links have been provided as to what it's specifications are, price, pro's and con's and consumer reviews. I will provide a few links to help in that search for you below. I have complied this thread and list of links to help, I personally just get tired of seeing all the [bold]new, same old questions over and over again[/bold] asking, "what's the best player to buy ?" Use this link and enter your player in question, it will give you all the information needed to assist you. http://www.videohelp.com/dvdplayers.php?DVDname=dvp642&Search=Search&country=&orderby=Name If it's codecs you're looking for, go here.. http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_tools/gspot.cfm If you need to know what some of the terminology is or what the abbreviations are....... go here.... http://www.afterdawn.com/glossary/ Want a dvd region hack... go here http://www.dvd.reviewer.co.uk/info/multiregion/hackable.asp And if all else fails, by all means, use this... http://google.com Add your player name and model number in the search bar, type in words like 'hack', 'firmware', 'reviews' !! I hope this thread can become a stickey and will help assist all members asking about a specific dvd player. And will answer most of your questions.