After reading all the reviews about how great this dvd player is and how it will play everything thrown at it I bought one from amazon and boy am i dissapointed. I have a digital video camera and the movies i make i save to cd (not having a dvd writer), usually mpeg files ranging from 30-40secs to 20-30mins. This dvd player has failed to play back any of these despite every other dvd player i have tried plays them without problem (even my friends budget matsui player). Can this player actually play back individual mpeg movies. The only disks it has read are those that contain other files also, such as jpeg's and mp3's. But when i go into the cd directory its displays the folders but not any contents, unless the content is jpeg. And whats the deal with having to select a preference of files to search for. Other (and cheaper) dvd players show all the readable files found on a cd (mpegs, jpegs, mp3 etc) but this player only shows the jpegs. If you want to play an mp3 which is on the same cd you have to eject the cd, go into the players setup menu, change the priority contents to to mp3 then put the cd back in....and wait for it to load (and it aint quick) .and finally, even the review from what home cinema praised the player and the fact it can play back cd-rw disks, yet even the manual that came with the player doesnt recommend using them. Did the reviewer actually test the machine or just look at it.