OK, So after much research on these forums about wanting to buy a new controller, I decided that the VCI-100 is the way to go.... BUT ... It seemed to be plagued with issues as a result of the inital firmware that the unit shipped with. Earlier this week, I called LeisureTec (http://www.leisuretec.co.uk) who are the UK distributors for Vestax and spoke to one of the staff there who knew exactly what was going on. I'm not going to say his name, because it might land him in some hot water, but he told me that their latest batch of new VCI-100's have the new firmware (Version 1.2) pre-installed. They haven't shipped many of them out to the resellers, but if I contact a reseller and ask for a VCI-100 with a green sticker on the box with the words - Ver. 1.2, I would have the latest version and it has the improvements that everyone is looking for. The reason they haven't openly advertised it is because: a) They are still trying to work out a way to recall all the VCI-100's and perform the update as quickly and efficiently as possible. This update apparently cannot be downloaded from the net and installed through your computer, although I have read one of Ean Golden's posts that it can be done and he will be posting instructions soon. It seems that to update the firmware, you need additional hardware to install it. b) (Although he didn't say this to me, I would have thought...) They want to sell off as much old stock as possible, before putting out new units that everyone would want rendering the old units unsellable. I got onto decks.co.uk & told them the scoop. They rang LeisureTec & blasted them for not saying anything to them. They were pissed that customers knew more about the state of play then they did.... and quite rightly so. Anyway, LeisureTec appologised to them and sent them a unit immediately which came in today. Guess who its earmarked for? That's right................. ME Its due to be delivered on Monday. I'll let yall know what its like.......... Hope this helps clarify a situation many people have been confused about recently. I've done a lot of research and hopefully it will have paid off for those who just don't have an effing clue what the deal is.