Good day everyone! It's been a while since I've been on the forums, but I had some great success here a while back trouble shooting HDMI connections and quality issues with my gaming systems. Anyway, I am back with another problem. My DVD player finally decided to pack it in after nearly 15 years over the weekend, right in the middle of trying to calm down my 2 year old twins by putting on their favorite movie, finding nemo. I quickly developed a work around using a car/portable DVD play and a spare set of RCA connectors I had. That seems to be holding down the fort for now, but it is time to look at buying a new DVD player. Ideally, I wanted a blue ray, but I don't think I am going to be able to convince the wife of that this time around! New DVD player? No problem, right? That's what I though until yesterday when the package I have been waiting months for finally arrived in the mail. The package was a set of 5 DVD/Rs with various AVI files on them (about 50 clips of various lengths in total). The AVI files are digital copies of combat and behind the lines/interview footage from the second world war from the artillery unit my great grandfather was in. I got the DVDs from an old school friend of mine that now works for the National Archives, and had to jump through a ton of hoops to get them! They seem to work fine on my computer, but I really wanted to play them on my TV when my grandfather comes to visit during thanksgiving (easier for us all to gather around the TV than the computer), as he would be able to better identify his father (my great grandfather) should he be in any of the footage. From what I understand, in order to play these AVI files on a regular DVD player I would have to convert them to MPEG2 formate and re-burn them. This is something I could probably figure out, but to do 50 individual files seems like an undertaking. I tried one, and it seemed to work, but the audio was out of sink and the quality wasn't that great (vs playing the AVI on my computer in full screen). I could have done something wrong as it was my first attempt. After doing more research, I was able to establish that these AVIs are coded using Xvid, and that with the right DVD player I should be able to simply drop the DVD in and be able to play them. I've done some searching online and found a slue of DVD players that are Divx players, but nothing that mentions specifically Xvid (anyone else notice that Xvid is Divx backwards?). Will one of these Divx enabled DVD players play an a DVD/R with Xvid encoded AVIs? The only other piece of information that might be handy is that I have this Sony 46" Grand Wega. Perhaps there is a better work around that I have not heard of yet? Thanks in advance!