Bought this today, after my 4yr old Panny RV32 went H07 belly up.
$99.99 at Circuit City.
Connected to a Samsung 30" slimfit CRT. Just using composite connections for the time being. My amp doesn't have HDMI inputs so I have to figure something out. The DVD player has a video sound offset, so I may be able to run upconverted video through an HDMI cable and the audio through an optical cable. But for now, it's not a big priority (maybe I'll ask for an HDMI cable for Christmas
So far, very pleased. Between the picture enhancement and going from 480i to 480p, the picture is a marked improvement over the Panny--I really wasn't expecting that big a difference. Very sharp image, with rich color. Setup was ridiculously easy.
Drawbacks are minor--I'd prefer to have a full set of controls on the box itself instead of a bare minimum three buttons. But those slimline cabinets don't leave much room. I did look at a Denon that had a more traditional case, and thus, all the buttons, but that model didn't get the kind of reviews the Sony did. In addition, the markings on the buttons are very hard to read. I guess they reasoned that since their are only three buttons to begin with, you'll figure the arrangement out soon enough.
Remote feels a bit flimsy. On the plus side, the remote will also work the TV. On the downside, the remote has the bare minimum for the TV--power, input, volume. And, for reasons passing understanding, the remote has an open/close button on it.
I'll follow up in a week or two after I've watched some more movies.