Received my HD950 this morning and had a bit of a play around with it. Got it plugged into my Pio 435XDE via HDMI and my first impressions are that it is okay, although I don't think it is much if any better than my Denon 2900 via component. I was curious to see if a budget end HDMI player could out do my Denon which was why I bought it. I was struggling to push myself into parting with the cash for a hi-end HDMI player, especially with HD-DVD upcoming. I think I will be sticking with my Denon for now to be honest. Played around with the HDMI settings for a while trying 576P, 720P and 1080i and none of them looked any better than the Denon to me? I think I will save up my money for HD-DVD or see what PS3 looks like for DVD playback? Oh and by the way, 950 seemed to multi region hack okay with the 945 hack.