I just received my Toshiba HD-DVD player the other day and I came across a problem when running my Video Essentials calibration disc on it. While using the test pattern to set the black level I discovered that my player fails to produce a blacker than black stripe, which makes it difficult to be precise. Does anyone know if there is an option in the Setup menu that will enable one? Also, is there a way to find out which firmware version my player is currently running? Not to change the subject, but I have to say that the picture quality with the discs that I have is nothing short of amazing. I've been to the mountain top and now everything that isn't in HD fails to measure up. This was well worth the $500 investment.