Hi guys, I'm sure you must be sick of people asking the same questions over and over again, and I've honestly looked through pages and pages of this here forum trying to find the answers for myself. But I keep finding contradictory information. So, here's the question: I've encoded my mp3s - using EAC and LAME - at a VBR rate averaging out to about 192kbps. Is the HD3 I'm thinking about buying going to play that? I'd taken it for granted that it would, but I've seen a few posts here that suggest otherwise, and I can't find a decent review on the 'net that says for sure either way. Also, all these tracks are going to be available to me providing I use SonicStage to transfer them, right? Because with the 30 or so gig I have ripped, if the player/software doesn't do it, there's no way I'm buying one. Thanks in advance, Mike.