What i cant get is what kind of "technical difficulties" these could be. Did warner just loose all their master tapes or they cant figure out what the AACS malicious code is and how to burn it :B Anywho, the more i follow the story, the clearer i can see The Blue joining dvd audio and such. Its not that nobody need it, its just the benefit/drawback ratio is too, pardon, crappy. Everybody wanted hi-def sound, but only few were ready to cope with with watermarking noise [rumors?] lubbed with inability to back up the purchased stuff. Had it been a simple 24 instead of 16 bit CD, than both camps would have been shovelling greens. All same applies to Blue. So, my advise, If you want toshiba player NOW, buy it. Make sure it is heavy tho for later you can use it to lets say crack nuts. :B Cheers.