Well, the player plays fine with original DVD movies, both picture and sound, but the picture quality playing DVDs copied on +R or -R is not the best. The colors are bright but the overall quality is grainy at times. Sound quality is excellent all the time. The backlit tray is annoying as well. The unit is not flimsy at all, no more than the Sony it is replacing.
I'll keep this player as a backup/secondary unit but....bottom line......
Harman Kardon here I come!
Hope this helps