I know this player has taken a right bashing in most reviews Ive been reading. Took a spin down to my local outlet and spotted this price @ 50 quid, the guy was honest enough to take me though the failings of the unit and as I was about to walk away he said BUT sir Sharp have released a new firmware update in April 10 that rectifies playback problems including those associated with Avitar. Anyway, after the update it play and performs perfectly!
They also had the Sharp sound bar @ 85 and microwaves @ 15!!!!
If you have an outlet near home go visit!