At last it has arrived. I was a bit cautious because I read so many bad reviews and complaints about this player or maybe this line of Denon players, but so far so good. Amazing picture quality. Im using DVi to my Fujitsu 42" plasma. This has to be the way forward with future technologies such as Blu Ray. The first Disk I tried (after succesfully applying the Firmware Upgrade. Thanks guys! ) was "T2 Extreme Edition". As you may know this DVD was made from a High Definition Source and this is the closest you get to a High Definition Picture with current DVD technology. The picture left me breathless and I almost ended up watching the whole film! (for the millionth time ) Better sound than my last player with the same set up I had before. (I never thought it possible!) So when i get my new speakers the neighbours wont be happy A lot of you complained about macro vision blocking but there is a way arround this. If using HDMI or DVi there is an option to enhance the dark picture through HDMI. This does get rid of the macro blocking but in exchange gives us a darker than normal picture. Still it gives it a more cinematic feel. Over all im impressed. The build quality is top class, the picture is amazing, And personally I feel if theres a probelem its due to shoddy disk manufacturing. I feel this players is more advanced than the DVD format and bcoz of this it shows the many faults on many older DVDs. (to see what i mean, try playing a PS game on the PS2 and see all the flaws of the older disks/games that werent visible on the PS!) When a DVD is done properly as T2 EE was, it really pays off. The most amazing thing (for me anyway) was how easy it was to make this player multy region, and I can only thank Denon for that and of course the people who so kindly made their firmwares available to us. Thanks again! So far it has played all my disks (US and Japanese) flawlessly, and i hope this keeps up! For Once a possitive review of a Denon DVD player! PS. My machine is champagne Gold!