just passing this along...
i bought a new Philips DVD player..model DVD642.
got it at WalMart for $70US.
so far it's played every .avi file i've thrown at it.(including divx & xvid encodes)
it also plays mpegs, jpegs and mp3 files.
sadly it doesn't play .wmv, .wma(who really cares?) or .mov files.
progressive scan, RGB outputs, composite outputs and optical digital audio output ought to please everyone.