Seeing as this is the staple diet budget end DVD player i picked one up last week (Richersounds, multi-region, v1.5 firmware). I checked on here a while ago to check VCD/SVCD compat. and there seemed to be no problems. However, SVCD playback on my model is fairly sketchy. The screen seems to have a very slight waver (you notice it on credits partic.). Also there have been various troubles with certain films stuttering, blocking etc. Now assume i am fairly confident with my cd-writer, speeds, media, software etc.......... Can some Tosh-220e owners confirm they have had absolutely rock solid SVCD playback with a variety of burning speeds, media, software etc.? Generally i burn my SVCD's slowly on good quality media and they play perfectly on my PC. I have also surface scanned / error checked the discs and they come up 100%. So have you all been lying about SVCD playback or have i got a flakey machine? Any other tricks, experiences etc. in this area. Was pleased overall with the player (esp. DVD playback), but i would be a lot more pleased with solid SVCD playback so i can stop watching them on my PC! Cheers.