Anyone after a compact dvd player perhaps to go under a 14" portable or go into a small space could do worse than get a Maxim MX11-21 dvd player from Currys or Dixons. Its £29.99 and apart from being compact has a few other things going for it. Firstly although the player only has 2 channel analogue output it still has a DTS decoder in addition to Dolby Digital. So if you have a nice stereo or prologic I/II setup you can enjoy DTS quality. Even if you don't you can enjoy high quality dts sound through headphones plugged into your portable tv. Its also multiregion out of the box. It doesn't feature divx but does support practically every other format. One of the greatest things about it though is its exceptionally good at reading poor copied media or at least mine is. I have about half a dozen old dvd-rs that other players can't play and it plays them without problems. Its also fast in operation. The current MX11-21 is different to the older version. Its been completely reworked internally to the earlier model and features a different dvd drive and circuitry even if the actual dvd decoding chip is the same (sunplus). It has full RGB scart output with an excellent picture and does all the normal ntsc to pal or straight ntsc playback. It also features pal 60 for those with only have a spare s-video socket/scart on a tv that accepts a 60hz field sync but can't process the ntsc chroma signal. You also get component output with pal and ntsc progressive scan. Very good quality thanks to a licensed silicon image de-interlacer embedded into the sunplus chip. One point though it only features 5.1 coaxial output, there is no optical.