How much shimmering should I expect to see watching the typical DVD? By shimmering, I mean the effect it looks like there's rain falling between the camera and the object. Another way of looking at it is that there's random noise showing. If you step frame by frame, you see that it looks like random tiny posterization effect. I ask because I've seen examples of it in basically all the DVD's I've tried, including Fifth Element Superbit (but only in some scenes). It's noticeable in scenes with uniform coloured flat darker surfaces, where the camera is stationary. Also noticeable in brick patterns. So, is this normal? If it's a result of the digital compression, do some players do a better job of hiding it than others? Or am I the only one with this problem? Martin.