All the magazine reviews I've read on this player have been glowing, 'What Hi Fi' even including it in their dream home cinema set up and awarding it in the 2001 awards issue. None of the reviews even briefly mention the many problems I've been reading on the various (mostly US based) forums, such as the random audio drop-outs and lip-synch issues etc. I really want this player as their is simply nothing else like it (referring mainly to its de-interlacing abilities) available here in the UK, especially at the price. But there's no way I want a £600 player which will play a disc fine one minute, and then start breaking up the picture and sound the next (especially if it's on a random and inconsistant basis and not just with certain problematic discs). I'd really appreciate any feedback/input from people who own or have had some experience with this DVD player, mentioning any problems they have run into (however major or minor), or from those who simply havent had any problems whatsoever with their experiences with this machine. Cheers, Damian.