Should you buy a DVD player? Look for the user profile that best describes you. Owner of a 27-inch TV with S-Video and RGB, and a Dolby Digital or Surround Sound stereo system. Yes! Ditch that laser-disc player, you are ready to go digital! In this reviewer's humble opinion, it is time to head to the nearest electronics shop. And if you have something like a 42-inch plasma TV, get the best DVD player you can buy, because the tiny imperfections are magnified on a high-resolution TV. 21-inch stereo TV, with S-Video in, but no separate sound system. Maybe. While DVDs would bring a better picture than a laser disc, VCD, or videotape, half of the experience of watching a movie is the sound. Consider investing in a DVD player, a simple amplifier such as the NAD e320, and two good bookshelf speakers. With the DVD player as your CD player, you will have a good sound and theatre system for $6,000 to $10,000. 14-inch TV, no S-Video or RGB in, no stereo system. No. Think 'used VCR'. You simply do not have the supporting equipment needed to support the quality of a DVD.