This is an edit of my original post, which can be found below (I've left it in for clarification and continuity with subsequent postings) UPDATE August 2nd 2005: Please see Post #17 by Sasso later in this thread which explains why the Repeat function doesn't APPEAR to operate correctly - many thanks. As we're all aware by now, the Sony HD5/HD5H is a great player, but suffers from one or two glitches (I'm being generous here - I appreciate cracked buttons are far more than a mere glitch!). There is one more problem which I've discovered, and I'd like to enlist you all in helping me establish how widespread it is (or isn't, as the case may be). I recently discovered that the REPEAT function does not operate as one might expect. And I seem not to be the only one. Without going over old ground, I've devised a simple test which I'd like you to try, please, and post your findings here. This is important, as I intend to report the findings to Sony, should these prove significant. PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING EXACTLY: 1) Set your player to normal playback (i.e. not ONE SONG, or SHUFFLE, etc) 2) Set the UNIT function to ON 3) Set REPEAT to OFF Now, select just one album on your player, and press PLAY/PAUSE. Allow the album to play FROM THE VERY FIRST TRACK for a few seconds, then advance through its tracks until you reach the start of the final track. DO NOT advance beyond the final track, please. While the final track is playing, press and hold the RIGHT ARROW button to fast forward to ALMOST the end of the track - then take your finger off the button and let the track play. JUST BEFORE IT REACHES THE END, press and hold STOP, and let the player power off. Now, press play, and let the player power up and resume playing the final seconds of the last track of your selected test album. Watch carefully what happens after the final second of this final track is played: IT SHOULD AUTOSTOP, and all playback should cease. If this is the case, please DO NOT report findings here - your player is operating exactly as you would expect. If, however, your player begins playing back the first track of the album again, PLEASE PUT A POST HERE DETAILING WHICH MODEL YOU OWN (HD5 or HD5H). I will explain why I'm being so precise later. For now, I'd be enormously grateful if you would all take part in this experiment. As an incentive, this may lead to a firmware update from Sony at some later stage! Below, my original post. Please disregard everything I have written on this subject EXCEPT the above-detailed posting. My thanks to you all in advance. ________________________________________________ ORIGINAL POSTING: Something I've discovered that may be unique to my machine (i.e. a glitch, God forbid!), or a universal occurence. Let's say you're playing an album in normal playback mode, with Repeat set to OFF. And let's say you press STOP or PLAY/PAUSE, and let the device power down. When you switch back on and resume play from exactly the same position, you'll be expecting the album to auto-stop when it reaches the end of the last track. Only, in my case at least, this doesn't happen - playback merely goes into a loop of the whole album again. But only after powering down then going back on to resume play, you understand? Anyone else noticed this 'false' Repeat function?