I have owned a Tosh SD-1008 (2008 without Colorstream) for 3 years. I have generally been happy with it and have viewed thousands of hours of DVD's on it. Since it works 99.9% of the time perfectly it's hard to fault it. HOWEVER, it does suffer from the audio dropouts problem on DD on certain titles. I have heard it on DTS, too but I don't hold that against it since it was not advertised as DTS compatible it just happens to be so. I have read this forum for a while and I noticed that even some the last gen of Toshibas had audio dropout problems. I can guess (somewhat wildly) that this is probably due to a difference in the implementation of the DVD standard that Toshiba is sticking to although it may not be as compatible with every single title out there. Tosh claims to have invented DVD technology and so they possibly susbcribe to their "standard". Hee hee. The question is: Do the current crop of Toshiba players have the audio dropout problems AT ALL. It was never all players of a generation, just certain ones. I don't know of a single friend with a 5109 that has this problem, but the 2109 does. I'd like to stick with Tosh for DVD players but I may try another brand. Please, Sony people, don't just jump in and say "by a SOny" That happens all too much around here. I have a very specific question for Toshiba owners. Thanks. ------------------ Ivan Lindenfeld I call it "Extreme Hometheater" Ask me about the Audi TT!