My DVP520 (successor to the N996) just arrived from Next Big Thing Electronics , and setting it up was nowhere as convoluted as I had been led to believe the N996 was. The menus were in English, and arranged logically. This player has the upgrade switch on the back, and is apparently a N996 in a slimmer case. I do have a couple of questions that those with the N996 may be able to answer. I have a Toshiba 16x9 progressive set, so I have set the video mode to Y Cb Cr, the only one that works. The TV setup is set to 16x9, but this is squishing all the 4:3 material. With my 5109, I have my TV set in standard mode for 4:3, Theatrewide for nonanamorphic widescreen, and full for anamorphic material. It looks like I have to stay in full mode all the time with this player. Also, I can't set the video type to progressive - I don't get any output. I doubt many people have this player yet, since the first shipment only came in a couple of days ago, and it was here within 2 days from NBT. The advanced features have their own remote button, but I haven't quite figured out how that all works yet, though it seems pretty straight forward. The info button gives both audio and video bit rates in bps, along with the type of source material, and time info. So far it seems pretty good. Any ideas on the progressive and 16x9 issues?