I am a guy from Hong Kong.
Could you, at your convenience, verify one thing for me: -
Does the player allow 720p/1080i video from its component output? This feature is just too important for the millions of people who have a older HDTV.
I only have a Japanese version CRT HD TV (Sony KV-36DZ950) which does not have a HDMI input. AV fans in Hong Kong is now considering getting HD-XA1 from Japan which has D3/D4 analog video output.