Bought one yesterday to replace a Pioneer 626 and go with the Arcam AVR100 receiver but only got around to setting it up late this afternoon. I'd wanted one for a while and was expecting it to be the icing on the cake of my set-up but man am I p***ed off. I've attempted playing 3 discs but with all of them the machine intermitantly pauses. On the last disc I tried I had the audacity to try to change the audio output from 2 ch. to 6 ch. while it was playing and the thing went ballistic whirring, clunking and clicking. That was the last straw and I've boxed it up ready to return to the shop. For this to be the case straight out of the box doesn't say much for Arcam's quality control and if my dealer hasn't got a replacement in stock I'll be asking for my money back. I've no intention waiting weeks for it to get fixed. I work for Toshiba and could have got the SD 900 cheaper. If I don't get an immediate replacement maybe I will. As a sidenote it played the only CD I tried OK but was nothing special. It was never going to replace my Musical Fidelity X-Ray. I know people will spring to it's defence but it doesn't alter the fact that mine is rubbish !.