Just recently purchased this. I have a Samsung DVD player with upscaling capabilities and regular dvds looked great. Now with this Panasonic Blu Ray Player I can get rid off my old Samsung. Wrong! Although this Panasonic player plays Blu ray discs beautifully, regular dvds look terrible (at least compared to the samsung player). Technically speaking, this blu ray player should "upscale" dvd resolution up to 1080p. Truth is, my old samsung player still does the upscaling job way better, so now I have to keep both players. It's a shame cause I thought this Panasonic player could upscale dvds, and if it actually does this it is not clearly visible.
As for the blu ray playing experience, this is a top notch player, nuff said!