I have been into gadgets for many years. I was one of the first people to import a dvd player also I imported a psone, PSP, DS and sky HD ect but nothing has given me more pleasure and surppased my expectations more than the Toshiba HD DVD player. It really gets me mad when all the so called experts predict that Blue ray is the future even though the first reviews have been very negative for the new format. I urge people who havent experienced HD DVD to buy a player on import or when its officially released, the picture and sound are amazing, It really is hard to explain why but when my partner and i sit down to watch a HD DVD it becomes an event rather than just watching TV. It really would be sad if an inferior product like Blueray won because of hype and marketing. Im not a fanboy I just support brilliant technology at a good price.