We bought our first player, a Toshiba 5-disc carousel, about 4 yrs ago. It has been adequate in quality for our needs (we're not videophiles, we just watch movies with decent audio hookup, nothing fancy, no HD TV - yet - that's next as our 10-yr old tv is starting to go) but it gets stubborn about playing some discs - lots of freezing, audio skipping on cds, etc etc. very annoying. It did this when it was fairly new, too so it's not an age/wear issue and it's not the disc (they all play fine on the computer and in my friend's Toshiba single disc player).
I was looking for a replacement that's basic and reliable, and hopefully plays most if not all formats. Any ideas? Here's a few we were looking at:
This got great reviews from Cnet.com, they said it can be formatted for all regions too. Not sure if we need HD dvd player just because we may buy a HD TV soon, but it's only $75 cheaper for this:
I am not familiar with Oppo. Are they a good reliable brand?