It appears I've come across my first problem with my Aconda - though I'm not quite sure if the problem lies with the TV, DVD player, signal or cable being used. Last night, I put on 2001: A Space Odyssey (Region 1) but every so often the picture kept cutting out and the television would revert to a black/blue screen with a "No Signal" message. I was able to bring the picture back by skipping a chapter or two but it would just go off again after a few minutes of play. Sound via Optical Digital through the Amp remained perfect even when there was no picture on the screen. I have my DVD player (Sony S735D) connected to the Loewe via a QED Component + Sync to AV3 and the input signal on the TV set to YUV with Sync on CVBS (Composite). This is because I have the QED Sync phono connected to the DVD players Composite Video Out. I watched through Total Recall SE (Region 2) the other night with no problems whatsoever. I have also put on a few Region 1 DVD's and played them through for 10 minutes or so with no problems again. At this point I was thinking the 2001 disc must be faulty but this is not so. So, out of curiosity, I switched the input signal from YUV with Sync on CVBS to YUV with Sync on Y and to my surprise the movie played fine without cutting out! Can anyone explain why this would be? Does it mean there is a fault on the AV3 of the Loewe or is my DVD player not capable of outputting the YUV Sync on the Composite Video Out (there is no provision to specify a Sync signal in the DVD player's setup menu)? I've tried the 2001 disc via RGB output on both the Loewe and another TV and it also plays fine throughout. So - any ideas what could be going on? Thanks. ** UPDATE ** I've definately narrowed the problem down to the Sync on CVBS input. Sync on Y works perfect. Sync on CVBS has no problme with Region 2 Pal DVD's. It may be an NTSC Region 1 issue but I'll have to play some Region 1 DVD's through some more to be sure. At the moment, the problem is confined to 2001: A Space Odyssey. Is this making any more sense?