What exactly is "black crush?" I recently bought, about 2 months ago, a Samsung HD841 upscaling DVD player and have heard the talk and about "black crush" on DVD players of this type. I have mine hooked via the DVI connection on my RCA 40" HDRPTV and, to my eyes at least, the picture in 1080i appears to be excellent. I also have a Gateway DVD recorder and have compared the picture on each and the Samsung in 1080i mode is definately superior to the 480p on the Gateway. SACD playback on the Samsung is great too. So far, the Samsung has played everything I have put in it and never skipped a beat. The picture looks great to me, this alleged "black crush" not withstanding.