After scouring the shops both online and on the high street, I decided to buy this Sony DVP-F 41 DVD player for a number of reasons. On looking at some of the cheaper models, I decided I would prefer to pay more for a much better quality product. Sony is a reliable make, this dvd player is compact, can be stored both horizontally like a traditional dvd player and also on it's side using the stand provided, much like the Sony Playstation 2, thus saving on more space. The playback quality is brilliant, and there are no problems with sound, which I have experienced with other cheaper models. The player is really simple to set up, plays DVDs, CDs and CDR's with no reduction in quality of playback. On the whole I can't see any real disadvantages with this little player, apart from maybe the cost, however, I would say it is worth the money as the quality of the product is amazing for such a small piece of equipment.