I have the Pioneer DV-400 and highly recommend it for exactly the kind of duty you described. It has good build quality, decent features and plays Divx/Xvid/AVI files well. it also has a USB port on the front panel to use for playing files from a FAT32 formatted hard drive or a USB drive. I see them selling for around $70 but you can get a great deal on one from Best Buy’s ebay store. I got mine there for $40, including shipping.