Actually, analog audio might be a deal-breaker for me -- at some point I need to replace the player in my bedroom and I figure I might as well move up to Blu-ray now that the players are inexpensive. But because I want tolerable sound without a whole separate receiver &c. (and because I want a headphone jack! why have those ceased to exist?), I was thinking I'd just get a set of decent 2.1 PC speakers for the audio duties. But that's a separate discussion than the problems I'm currently having with the 590. I sent a note to Sony, so now I'm waiting to hear back from them.