I purchased one of these yesterday for the bedroom, kind of impulse buy as it was only 29.99 UKP. Gave it a thorough testing last night, plays the following : 1) Region 2 DVDs 2) Region 1 DVDs 3) DVD-R 4) DVD+R 5) DVD-RW 6) DVD+RW 7) VCD 8) SVCD 9) MP3 10) JPEG 11) DIVX 12) Dolby Digital Trailers stored as VOBs on DVD-R Basically everything I could fling at this thing was played just fine, lots of differnt dyes tried too (Bulkpaq Orange, DataWrite Red, DataWrite Yellow, Ritek G04, etc). Going to burn a good few DIVX files onto a DVD+RW today to see if it can play DIVX from DVD. Can even picture search DIVX at 32x. Bad points: The remote is a bit plasticky and quite directional. The tray is very very flimsy. Connections : 5.1 Analogue outputs, Optical & Digital Coaxial, Stereo outs, Mini-Din SVideo out, composite out, SCART (RGB/composite only). I would highly recommend this player as it certainly gives a good bang for the buck.