I received my Toshiba SD210 from Techtronics on Saturday (for the second time, they sent it out first with no modification). I ordered it in black, which is a European model and comes with a French/German manual. Fortunately a pdf of the English manual is available on the Techtronics site. To clear up the "preliminary checks" issue, the player will play RCE disks (I have tried, The Patriot, The Hollow Man and Charlies Angels) but you must play a non-RCE R1 disk for a few seconds first. To be precise, once the player has been switched on and a non-RCE R1 disk has been played for a few seconds any R1 disk, RCE or not, will play. However, if the player is turned off or a disk from another region is played a non-RCE R1 disk must be played before an RCE disk will work. Apart from the preliminary checks problem I am very happy with the SD210, although I am a Toshiba fan having had an imported US 2107 since January 1998. I had a Wharfedale 750s for a while when I managed to get one for £100 from Tesco as the 2107 doesn't output DTS but I wasn't happy with it.