I just received my new Harman Kardon DVD 25 DVD player today and I'm surprised at just how cheap and tacky it looks. It's black, very angular and plasticy. Almost 1980's looking. Not exactly what I expected from a player with an RRP of £450, although I paid £300. On my rack, it sticks out like a sore thumb against all the brushed aluminium. All the buttons on the front panel are a gold/silver colour but they are all plastic. Hmmmm.... I guess HK thought screw the looks, we'll concentrate on the inside. My first impressions of the images are good. Both NTSC (525P) and PAL (625P) progressive look good and the contrast is much better than the Philips 963SA that I returned in February.