I had a loan of the pioneer 444 dvd player over the last few days to try on my system. The Panasonic 160 I have is getting a bit long in the tooth now, so I was looking for a budget player to last a few months till I upgrade to a scaler and player. I have to say I am very Impressed with this budget player (£199 multi region) and the build quality is excellent. Pictures are sharp with natural colours and there are a myrid of set up options. It also plays every disc I have thrown at it no problems. So I have decided to keep the player, which Sevenoaks at Newcastle kindly let me home demo- Top Guys. So if you are looking for a budget machine that performs brilliantly for the money then check out this player, very good indeed.