DVD player with decent remote controll. All the ones I have had have been crap, you might aswell get up and press the buttons manually for the good the remotes are.
Never had one that records aswell so might aswell get one at the same time. Which sort is best? I have seen them with 250 Gig hard drive's in, how many hours of video can you record with that?
Also one that plays "panoramic" shots without going jerky. Am I the only one to notice this? You didn't used to get this on VHS. For example look at the openining credits of a film when a plane is flying over a mountain range and your looking down at all the trees and things. Don't you see it going slightly jerky!? For some reason no one else notice's this, but it annoys the hell out of me!