Pros: great PQ, simple design, no "bloat" features
Cons: price, no internal dts-hd MA decoding
DVDs look bad(older, more obscure films like 1991's Guyver) but I'm pretty sure that's because of the source material as it looks similar on my computer and PS3. Since the audio is bitstreamed most of the time any potential issues would fall on my a/v receiver and smaller satellite speakers but it does sound very good, I'm sure better with a set of "real" HT speakers. i cant really comment on the remote as I've never used it instead relying on a Logitech harmony one.
As this is an older player that just plays movies I'm pretty sure most other owners have upgraded and either sold, moved the player into another room, or just dumped it into the bottom of a closet. the biggest gripe i have is if i had waited a few months(or had found this site sooner) i could have gotten an oppo for the same price. i've since moved up to a PS3 but still use the player for marathons, multi disc movies, or when i'I just too damn lazy to get off the couch to change the disc. currently these players are going for ~$125 on eBay so if you need a "quick and dirty" back up player that has good picture quality and analog outs but don't really case about streaming, 3d, and basically every "bloat" feature that has been introduced since 2008 this player would be a good fit.
sorry if this review sucks but i only made it to enter a contest(possible to use the prize money to get a new bluray player)