Toshiba is a favorite brand in my household, and this product does not disappoint. We were on the lookout for a new DVD player as our old one (which was not a Toshiba brand, by the way) had given out on us. In addition to providing super clear playback of HD movies, this little machine also makes it easy to convert and archive our home movies to DVD. Quite honestly, I have been wanting to do that for a long time but simple laziness got in the way. No more excuses though. This DVD recorder is so easy to use that finally I can see the light at the end of the tunnel for that little project. I really like the fact that there are five different recording modes from which I can choose: XP, SP, LP, EP and SLP. As for playing movies, it is second to none. The playback is crystal clear and the infrared universal remote is very easy to use. There are a variety of different search speeds as well as slow motion speeds, great for when you are looking for that one scene in your movie that you need to replay. If you are in search of a trusted brand of DVD player, one that is going to give you good quality and last awhile, then I recommend this one. I can honestly say we have not been disappointed in any of its features.