Finally secured a deal I was happy with on this player today. To my surprise it was with my local Sony centre! Yes, they matched the price of a couple of internet companies at £399.99, and it came multi-region (though not RCE compatible). I was very surprised that an official Sony dealer could offer this player in multi-region, but even more surprised to learn that the multi-region mod was a 2 second blast from a special programmable hand-set (I guess the RCE enabled players do actually require physically re-chipping). Overall, Im extremely pleased with the player, and touch wood, no RGB switching problems or dark RBG output either. I do have one question for fellow NS900 owners though, and it is with regard to multi-channel SACD output. Now this may be a stupid question, so forgive me, but as usual the Sony manual is not very user friendly. Currently I have the player connected via RGB Scart to the TV and digital co-axial to my Sony 940 AV amp (therefore bypassing the players own 5.1 decoder), and I do not get any SACD multi-channel sound. Do I have to connect to the amp also with 5.1 channel phono leads for this? Thanks for everybody for advice and experience on this player in the past. Andy P. PS. I must congratulate www.avland.co.uk for replying to a price-beat e-mail request on this player within about 5 minutes, at about 11:45pm on a Friday evening!