The BDP-S6500 is a slim, compact player, measuring 255mm wide by 39mm high. That’s a godsend if space is tight. Sadly the deck also shares its stablemates’ flimsy build quality, which is forgivable on an entry-level player but at this price, I’d expect better. The fascia sports standby and open/close buttons on the right-hand side of the USB port. A tiny light inside the power button glows green when the deck is switched on and disappears when switched off. The rest of the fascia is taken up by a plastic flap that drops down when the disc tray opens and snaps shut when it closes.