Ok, ok, I did it. I was at BB and saw that they dropped the price of the Toshiba A2 to $299 so into the cart it went. Brought it home, unboxed it and it sure looked small and...well less sturdy that my other machine. Hooked it up via one (1) power cord and one (1) HDMI cable, plugged her into the UPS and was off to the races. First up, "Batman Begins". Visually some of the scenes were as close to looking through a window as I have ever seen. When we ride the mono rail downtown and view all the buildings, it seemed almost perfect. Stunning really. There was a nice crispness and this movie, for whatever reason did not do the same thing as King Kong, I saw no real problems with CGI. The machine, while slower than my Sony or Denon, was actually pretty quick once fired up. It loaded, recognized the HD disc and went to town. Love the interactive graphics while the movie is playing and it has thus far worked perfectly. I have found only one quirk so far and that is when you stop the disc it will not resume from where it was stopped. I am not sure if that is a quirk or just a different design than I am used to. Also ran through "Rundown" and "12 Monkeys". Image and sound in "Rundown" was very good while "12 Monkeys" was merely good but really not that much better than the DVD. When this machine was not shining (he he) in the video department, it rocked my in the audio department. "Batman" with the True HD soundtrack through the HDMI was simply hypnotic. I cannot give it high enough praise. The subtleties of the lair, the bombastic explosions of the fight scenes all came through with clarity I had not heard before. "Rundown" was a sonic masterpiece although only encoded in Dolby Plus, and I see no meter to tell me what the actual Bit Rate is. I was completely immersed. I am sold, it will stay and I will enjoy the heck out of it for a very long time. Also, although I am not sure it will be used this way, when plugged into my tube dac, it makes for a heck of a good CD player. A Bonus !! More thoughts to come as I get used to it.