Like others have mentioned, the price of the player is right one: Less than $50 and it upscales DVDs and plays back a wide variety of data files. Though the box only mentions Divx playback, I got it to play MPEG, VOB and a variety of AVI encoded with Divx, Xvid and other methods. They all played without any issue. It was incredible. The upscaling of the player, though not the best I've ever seen, is still excellent. Find a nicely encoded DVD and it will almost make it look like it's displaying in true HD. Finally, it also displays pictures from disc. Unlike HD video files(see next paragraph), the picture playback will allow you to view pictures of any given size. Not only that but you can actually resize and rotate them. Even has some nice transition effects. The only downside to any of this is that the player will not run video files encoded at 720p or higher(gives you a "resolution not supported" error), thus killing true HD playback. Also, it doesn't include an HDMI cable...but, really, you can get one at Big Lots for $2.99 so that's not that big of a deal. All in all, one of the best deals out there for those not ready to start all over with the HD discs, or go through the time and effort it takes to set up an HTPC(Home Theatre PC). Highly recommended.
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