We purchased our Magnavox bluray player a year and a half ago as a Christmas sale special. I'm not a super technical person, so I was a bit concerned about how difficult a bluray might be to use and I wasn't sure about the quality given the price we paid. I shouldn't have worried. This player is so easy to use and has given us no problems at all. My six year old uses it by herself on a regular basis. The quality of the picture is excellent as well. All the pictures are so clear and sharp even if you are just playing a DVD and not a blury disc. We have not had any problems at all with the player once it is up and running, however it does take quite a while to turn on and load a disc. If watching an actual bluray disc, those take even longer to load. The unit does not overheat or make additional noises like some others I have seen. The remote is easy to use. I don't think we have ever changed the batteries in it, and it works from all the way across the room.