Would a Rapsberry Pi Zero with aexternal USB DVD drive function as an adequate DVD player?
If so, it could replace a much larger DVD player, that doesn't even have HDMI. Both Pi and DVD drive seem small and lightweight enough that they could just be discretely mounted behind the television.
I have no need for a full-blown Pi-driven media centre, but it would be nice to be able to use it with a remote control - if not the one I already have with the (Sony) TV, then the tiny little ones I have left over from older Macintoshes.
What do you recommend?