A pretty sweet DVD
player, even disregarding the magic menu and MP3
playing capability. Has a great picture and manages to go loony on fewer discs than other players. Down side is that when it does go loony, it makes a horrible noise that, coincidentally, comes out your super stereo that you inevitably have cranked way the fuck up.
Rumor has it that all the currently sold models are missing the secret menu. This can be fixed by duping the ROM from a player that has it.
The secret menu can be accessed by turning the unit on with no disc in the drive, then pressing "SETUP", then "STEP", then track reverse, then track forward. You can turn off Macrovision, change or disable region checking, adjust the dithering, and turn off CSS (the latter is REALLY not recommended).