Just received my Panny DMR E55EBS, very happy with it, does exactly what is says on the box. One thing I'm not happy about (apart from the age it takes for the thing to come on and switch off and read discs!) is that it doesnt have DTS 5.1 capability (playback of dvd -video). It does have DTS 2.0! Wow 2 channel stereo, thanks! DTS = digital theatre systems - by definition means 5.1 surround - dolby digital just isnt the same . The machine is a great step up from VHS but a step backwards in viewing dvd-v. Take this into account if you're thinking of buying one people!!!