Machine blows away the A1. I have read other reviewers comments... This unit is 200 percent better than the A1. Faster Load, 30 seconds, about the same as my Sony Blu Ray. 10 to 15 seconds on disc load... Once disc is playimg, menus work much faster, and smoother... Ect.... FF and RW you get the increment icons.... Fantastic job Toshiba, and great price point!!