The problem is that everybody has their own requirements. One mans perfection is anothers nightmare. I rip music for myself at 320kbps as that is what I still find as acceptable to listen to. My son is quite happy to listen to music at 64kbps and can't understand my grimaces if I listen to his music. Reviews are subjective and to be fair buyer reviews tend to be only the very happy or the extremely unhappy. All the 'just satisfied' never seem to bother reviewing. A large pinch of salt is required when reading them!! By the way did you submit a review on the DVD player??