I'm taking this thing back. Combination of factors which tell me that now is not the time to buy into HD-DVD: 1) The thing just plain doesn't work properly. Even with the 1.2 firmware, the thing has bugs all over the place. 2) Blu-Ray is getting serious marketing push via Best Buy while HD-DVD has been relegated to gathering dust on the back shelf (I don't like it, just stating facts). 3) Some reports that Best Buy is REFUSING to sell HD-DVD units to customers, stating they are sending them back to Toshiba. 4) CEO of Toshiba making public statement about being open to a unified format. IMO, this is proof positive that Toshiba is getting desperate. 5) Title delays with no explanation and no new release date. Makes me wonder if studios are getting cold feet. Hate to be all doom and gloom, but that's just the way I see it right now. The picture and sound quality are fantastic (when it works), but I have a gut feeling that if I keep buying into this I'm going to get burned. I think alot of other folks feel the same way.