Thanks, John. That is helpful. My old Sony has actually balked at loading a couple of BD discs on first attempt lately, and needed the discs ejected and reloaded in order to be read. I fear that I may need a new player sooner rather than later. I have an Oppo SD-DVD player that I really like, but $500 for something that I will only use a small percentage of the features is more than I really want to spend right now. I've had good luck with Panny SD-DVD players, so the BD85 is an attractive option for me.