The first time we watched a Blu-Ray on this Sylvania Blu-Ray player, we were impressed. But what really caught our attention the second time we watched the same movie was that the Blu-Ray player recognized the movie! At the start menu, it asked us, "This movie has been watched before. Would you like to continue where you left off?" and it gave you the option to click yes, and continue where you stopped, or click no, and move to the main menu. That was a feature we weren't even aware existed on the Blu-Ray player and it was impressive. I like that the Blu-Ray player plays both Blu-ray and DVDs. I dislike that when you put a Blu-Ray or a DVD in the machine it takes quite a while for it to load and read the disc in the first place. On an odd note, the power button is on the right side and the slot in which you place the disc is on the left. That seems backwards to me and has taken some getting used to. The machine does have a little LCD "screen" which blinks "Hello" when you turn it on, and keeps the counter running on the movie you're watching.