Hi, I became the owner of my first Arcam piece of equipment today; the DV79. It is plugged into my panasonic TH42PW6 plasma via component with the dvd player set to progressive scan. I think the picture quality is very good, better than my Sony DVP-930NS it replaced. However, I was watching the region 2 verision of Goldeneye (Special Edition), and I can see some sort of digital artifact, where edges do not appear smooth as they should be; almost like a line of picture is actually missing. This seems most evident in people's lips, because this is what you look at when they are talking. A good example would be Xenia's mouth in chapter 4 from 17:20 to 18:00. Clearly, this is either a feature of the disc, the dvd player or the plasma display. I don't see it when I play it on the pc (powerdvd). I tried gladiator (region 2), and everything seems fine. As you can see, I am confused. I was wondering if some of you guys that own this disc, could check their setups (any dvd player) and see if the same thing occurs. An explanation of the defect (if anyone can see it) would also be nice. The retailer has given me the option of changing it to a Denon 3910 / Pioneer 868 if these do not to exhibit the problem. Please help if you can because I am beginning to wonder if I've bought the right player? Other than this, I think the picture is excellent, but I was a bit surpised to see no sharpness or other picture adjustments. Also the remote has to been very accurately pointed in order for the unit to respond. Thanks, ihan.