It's all the things that Oppo players do. They are much more than DVD and Blu-Ray players. If all you need is what most players do, then an Oppo is overkill and you can't justify the price. But if you need a player that can play just about any media type, that offers superior processing for standard video, can handle PAL and NTSC, and has many, many other features, there is nothing that comes near it for anywhere near its price. In addition you get superior build quality, a much longer warranty and the best support offered by an consumer electronics company. This makes it worth the price to its customers. Oppos, though, are not for everyone.