Basically Im off on business again to the US and came up with an idea. Step 1: Purchase HD A1 player in best buy Step 2: Take everything out of the box and put all the wires/booklets into my case. Step 3: Put the player into a very strong (macys style) bag and use it as "hand luggage" i.e. carry it onto the plane with me Step 4: Bring it onto the plane after it going through the checks Step 5: Bring it through the airport in Ireland (very lax in the customs area at 7am when I arrive) as my hand huggage Yes, this seems mad - but COULD it work or will I get stopped straight away at the initial check in area when it goes through the scanner? If you can take laptops, why not a player the size of a present? Why Im thinking of this: the unit costs $500, which is £263 or only 389euros ......or maybe I should just UPS it!!] What do you think......would it work?