The Samsung DVD-C500 Upconverting DVD Player has features every member of the family can use and enjoy. The C500 is also dust proof. It actually removes dust as the disc spins. The dusting is augmented by using a Viterbi error correction algorithm to lower the error rate of the recording. All this high technology makes your C500 as close to tot-proof as any DVD is likely to get any time soon. A feature everybody will enjoy is progressive scan with upconversion. It works when you connect the player to your TV set via an HDMI cable. The resulting picture is not as sharp as Blu-ray. But it's so close many people can't tell the difference.
The next best thing to HDMI is component video output with digital coaxial audio output. Your C500 has both. They too will give you excellent video and audio. Your C500 can play not only regular DVDs and CDs, but a number of types you can burn yourself. Another feature couch potatoes everywhere will love is Anynet+. That's Samsung's brand of the HDMI CEC standard. It allows compatible components that are connected by HDMI cables to be controlled by a single remote.