Hello, This is my first entry to this forum, so an extra big hello to everyone. It used to be that if I wanted to watch DVDs I had to do it on my computer, but my office isn't setup for long-term comfortable viewing, so I feel that I need to take the plunge and get a real DVD Player for my Television. I'm searching for a good bang-for-the buck, if I have to spend up to $300 to get that I will, but I don't want some cheapo Apex that's gonna die on me in 3 months. A few things that are important to me in a DVD player: 1. Skipping must not occur anymore than once in a blue moon (I hate skipping!) 2. High-Quality Audio, I'm considering upgrading to higher quality sound system soon 3. I want it to play DVDs well, I don't care about CD-RW, CD-R, HDCD readback etc. I have a very nice stereo system for all my audio needs. Please note that my current home entertainment rig is a 31" Tube TV and the speakers in it. While I am seriously considering upgrading my sound system later, I'm not going to get anything like HDTV for a long long time, so visual doesn't need to be the best (VHS quality visual is adequate, though if better is possible on a Tube, I wouldn't mind) I'm a simple person who likes watching movies but isn't (yet) a grand home-theater buff. What I really need is a DVD Player that works and will work for a long time at a nominal price (however much that is) Currently I have been looking at a Phillips DVD711(AT), but any suggestion is welcome. Also does anyone happen to know what the audio frequency response on the Phillips DVD711(AT) is? Thanks a million for looking and helping, I'm really overwhelmed here.