I',m thinking of getting this. When I looked at the reviews posted on Amazon, there was a lot of negative comments about the A3 freezing up, or having trouble plaing discs that may have dirt or a few scratches. Even if those dirty discs were cleaned it would still not play the disc. Then there would be reply comments accusing the negative posters as being fan boys of blue ray. And then replies back about those being fanboys of HD DVD. What is the truth? Can you all provide your experiences with this unit? I rent a lot of discs which is why I'm asking. Also, my tv only has component hookups, I know using the A3 that I can't do upconversions of standard discs but will I still be able to see HD? I've seen conflicting info on this. My tv is 5 yr old 46" rear projection by panny. Thanks!