Well, I am regretting that I have promised to sell my Toshiba SD4800 to one of my co-workers. I just got the refurbished DVD-900 and I don't think the build quality (at the least the exterior) or the video performance is any better than the Toshiba. As a matter of fact, the Toshiba almost seems to have a little bit sharper picture based on comparison of one of my favorite scenes in LOTRs. (I was checking out the fine fuzz in Gandolf's hat). It definitely put out a brighter image. I had to increase the brightness level on my TV when using the Denon. I think it is time to pull out the AVIA disc and see if that helps. I never did try to calibrate the Toshiba player with AVIA. I also think the Toshiba has a much nicer menu, remote, display, and settings/controls. Oh well... they always say you don't appreciate what you have until it's gone. I do think the sound from the Denon might be a slight improvement though. Now that I am stuck with the Denon, can I get some suggestions on whether to turn the "black level" on or off ??? I guess black level "on" makes black images brighter. I tend to think I want this "off", especially if I am going to tweak my TV with the AVIA disc. Also, is there a way to set black level to "off" so that it stays "off" ??? It seems to reset to the default "on" everytime I use the player.