Demoed today (Phase 3 in Southampton) & was so impressed I bought a silver one for (£215). As well as knocking off £15 they also doubled the guarantee to 24 months & will multiregion it as soon as the firmware disk arrives! Couldnt see the macroblocking problems on the same scenes that the US Owners mentioned, perhaps us europeans got some different firmware ? It synchs first time on all DVI formats with my AE500 & its Faroudja Processor is clearly superior to the Pannys. I am using a Belkin Pro 3M Cable available from PC World or online. Blacks look black & the picture at 720p or 1080i from DVI is very crisp. The only small anomaly is that 4:3 stuff is stretched to 16:9 using these settings. Ideally I woulkd have liked it to detect the 4:3 picture & "pillarbox" the image? I've saved the best till last though, the awful vertical banding that was clearly visible using Progressive Component & RGB is almost completely eradicated. Overall highly reccomended !