Roll your eyes all you want, but Sony is still a leader in the quest for electronic perfection. My household is not very electronically minded, but, even we can figure out this DVD player. I love how simple it was to set up, and all the options. It comes with it's own remote, but other than that it is one complete, little package that does just what it says it will. We went for around a year with out a DVD player, and now we are concidering just switching to DVD only and cancelling cable! It is a compact unit, and it fits nicely on top of our cable box and TV. I love the Optical Audio Output, the picture and sound is great! It is not heavy at all either, and like I said before, it is simple and easy. We set it up in fifteen minutes, and we watched a movie the same night!!! Now, every member of the family knows how to turn it on and we can be watching a movie in five minutes on any given night. It works perfectly, and has never malfunctioned. I love this DVD player!!!!