Besides my player's balkiness about changing resolutions, which has ceased, the only problem I've had was one bad disc. I got one of the bad copies of Full Metal Jacket. It frooze 3 players at chapter 14. Stuff you've heard about freezing is way more often disc related, not player related. When about 10,000 people get a new player at nearly the same time, there surely will be some lemons in the basket. There were. When you have runs of a brand new format, there's proably a little higher deffective rate on the media. I have one defective disc out of 21, although 3 are unwatched as of yet. So far, this format has proved to me it can deliver the goods. The things that I'm not pleased about in the audio section are the same in the Blu-way. I'm not pleased that Dolby + has been restricted to HDMI or the player's analog out's. I think Dolby + = the Dolby hi-rate that came out of D-VHS decks optical out. Like I said, this has been imposed on both formats. I usually like Sony ergonomics and features. I may like the Blu-ray players in some ways more than than Toshiba's...? The Toshiba's performance has made me wonder if we really need higher priced players with more capacity to just watch movies....? We'll see? Samsung & Sony are gearing up for a big push, it appears, from a chat I had with a couple of Circus City employees who'd recieved the Samsung BD sales training recently. BTW, I get more impressed on each release day. Yesterday's ex-tree large 'bout of amazination was set off by Blazing Saddles. Today's fare was U-571, boom, boom! This format war is full of wasser baums!