At 35-40 pounds that thing's in the same league as my Pioneer CLD-900 Laserdisc player.
But lets see, I've got two Blu-ray players, a Toshiba HD-A20 HD-DVD player from when Blu-ray players still cost too much, and one ordinary DVD player (a Panasonic) that still works.
The Blu-ray player has some convenient features: WI-FI networking, streams from a variety of Internet audio and video sources, plays from USB sticks, plus the Windows 7 workstations can send audio/video/pictures to it.
But the one that gets the most use for playing standard definition DVDs is the HD-DVD player. Its user interface is better than any of the other players, plus if I've got a DVD that skips or pixelates due to data errors on the other players, the HD-DVD player always plays it flawlessly. It's only downside is it takes 45 seconds to boot up