I am interested in getting a good, but not necessarily the best DVD player with seamless layer change and minimal pixel cropping. The price has to be below $250 and though I want a great picture from it I would be willing to accept a good one if it could do the other two. I would also like the DVD player to output a true component video signal since I've heard some simply process the S-Video signal for the component output. I've read much about the Panasonic RP82, but haven't heard conclusively about its layer change or pixel cropping. I read that all DVD players crop pixels, but some do it more than others. Anamorphic down conversion isn't a deciding factor since my TV has 16:9 squeeze . Also progressive scan isn't a factor since by the time I would need it I'll be buying a HD-DVD player. Any advice would be appreciated.