I just needed a basic dvd player to connect to my older small tv in the extra bedroom, for when my nieces and nephews come over and want to watch a movie, while the rest of us are downstairs talking. I found this, and ordered it through BBY. Got it in, and started it up, and everything worked just fine. It plays perfectly fine. The picture is normal DVD quality. It plays any DVD I have thrown into it, so no issues there. It has component and composite video, so it is versatile enough to work with newer tvs and older generations. The remote is small, and actually has a pretty good range, better than my old hi def dvd player from toshiba. This was actually pretty important to me because of how the room is setup, so I don't have to get up depending on where I'm sitting. This DVD player definitely does the job, and is a good price for what you get, basic DVD playing capabilities. If that's all you want, this one will be quite sufficient for you. Ease of Use The remote has some buttons in odd places. Also, the remote doesn't have the greatest range.