With pretty much a straight from the box configuration, I'm a little disappointed with it. I know it's a budget player, but my other HD sources are an original Thomson SkyHD box and a nearly as old Toshiba HD-E1 HD DVD player. Unfortunately, at the moment these are giving me (subjectively) a better PQ My main PQ issues are: 1. what looks like noise/processing artifacts in large areas of similar colour e.g clouds. (I don't get this with my other sources) resolved via TV/Player settings 2. poor black level differentiation (again not an issue with my other sources) I have noise reduction set to zero - so that's an obvious candidate for change! What are the downsides to applying noise reduction? I've the color space set to YCbCr 4:4:4, as this is what my calibrated Sky box uses and seems to give more natural colors than 4:2:2. I don't think my display supports extended RGB. All other settings are at their defaults. Any suggestions as to how I can overcome the issues above? resolved Also, the current version of the euro firmware seems a little buggy: When browsing DLNA sources it confuses photos with videos It can hang when browsing a long file name Playing files it doesn't like can cause it to hang It won't send 1080p24 to my display although it accepts 1080p24 inputs and finally, to top it all off, the UK version doesn't contain the Netflix app.