Recently I experienced an issue with the playback of the Toy Story 3 blu-ray with my Sony BDP-S350 player (updated to the latest firmware) that left me a little puzzled. After having played a 150 odd blu-rays up to that point with no issues, I was suddenly faced with a movie presentation where my eyes detected micro-second pauses during the course of the film (Maybe the fact it was a CG movie heightened the issue). After some digging and research I found the cause of these micro pauses. The movie file on the disc was not one large file but rather 40 or 50 smaller files (I forget the exact number). The reason for this is apparently due to a change in copy protection thus making the film harder to rip from the disc. Further testing showed the places where I had experienced the micro pauses were places where the player was branching from one segment of the film to the next. After witnessing this on other recent Blu-rays I decided to opt for a newer machine, one that hopefully would be able to handle the file transitions during the film better. I opted for the Sony BDP-S570. Updated to the latest firmware, it too suffers the micro pauses. Frankly I'm not impressed as an honest Blu-ray buying consumer. Disks that I've confirmed that use this method of splitting the movie into multiple smaller pieces and have witnessed the micro pauses on are: Prince of Persia Twilight: Eclipse Avatar Collectors Edition Toy Story 3. Has this switch in protection caused annoyance to anyone else or am I alone on this one?