I recently bought a Phillips DVDP642 player and it is awesome:
Here is everything it does :
Movies: DVD, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, VCD, SVCD, MPEG-4, and DivX 3.11/4.x/5.x
Music: CD, MP3-CD, CD-R and CD-RW
Pictures: Picture CD (JPEG) with music (MP3)
Can also play XviD and AVI/MPEG files directly.
Right now it lives up to its promise. The player is also firmware upgradeable by just burning a burned cd with the firmware in the drive , and it can easily be made region free as well as switch from NTSC to PAL if need be.
This is all for $70. I had to wait a month for it to arrive after I ordered it. It seems to be the DVD aficiando's wet dream right now.
Anyone on this forum got experience with this drive ?