I just got this from the AVS Forum: The rumours have been around recently that we have corrected the 'Chroam Bug' in the DVD-9000 and DVD-3800, and I'm hear to say officially that "IT IS TRUE!". Actually our engineers along with ESS corrected the Bug maybe over a month ago, in fact I am in possession of a Chroma Free 9000 right now. The 'fix' was to be implemented in September when ESS would have full production chips available. This was good news indeed. But late last week, I was informed from Japan of even better news. Instead of a chip change, they have delivered us a FIRMWARE fix!! The delay in this annoucement was getting the discs and confirming the fix. I have personally corrected 2 3800s and 1 9000 with spectacular results! So what's next? We are in the process of making discs at this moment to get to our reps and dealers. Unfortunately we are not going to post the fix on the web at this time, the software is not secure, and some folks may be inclined to alter the software, which I don't understand, and cause major problems to the players. Also I am writing the procedure to do the fix. If you want the firmware ASAP, please PM me with your request, which model you own (software is model specific), model serial number, and your e-mail address. Once I have completed the procedure, I will mail you the firmware and documentation. Obviously we will have a running production change on new units, when I receive serial numbers I will post, so those waiting to purchase will know they are getting a corrected player. Also since our dealers will have the firmware, they will be able to correct any units in their inventory at the store level. Regarding DVD-A1, I wouldn't see why the firmware wouldn't work, unless it is region coded. Check with your dealer. Regards, __________________ Jeff Talmadge Product Manager DENON Electronics (USA), Inc.