I just received my Region 1 Malata today which was shipped out on Thursday. I've heard rumors of new firmware, but I don't know if that's available yet or if I got it. If anyone knows when the firmware updates were supposed to be available, or how to check for them, I'd like to know. One thing I've found that seems interesting is that when I hit Display, item 7 is for DVD-Audio. I put in a Chesky DAD disk, which is detected as DVD-Video. So I'm wondering if this player has DVD-Audio support also. I saw somewhere that a firmware upgrade was supposed to add DVD-A support, is this the same as DVD-Audio? Is it possible that this player is really that good of a deal? Unfortunately I don't have a disc to check with, but since I intend to get a DVD-Audio player when the Grateful Dead's DVD-Audio disc is released in a couple of months, I guess it wouldn't hurt to buy something else to test on this player now. Also, does anyone know what CDDA S/PDIF Bypass is? The manual says the following (I'm not making this up ): "CDDA digital audio bit stream that flew from macherism can be output through digital jack directly without reprocessing." Anybody know what this is and what it should be set to? I have a Yamaha RX-V1 so I'm guessing I want as little processing as possible going on in the Malata.