My Panasonic DVD-RP56 doesn’t play DVD-R or DVD+R very well (skips and blips) so I picked up a Sony DVP-NS575P without doing much research since the box said it played those formats. I opened the box to find that it does not have the optical output but rather, uses a coaxial digital cord. The Sony is considered entry level and I don’t think the Panny was much better, but what different will this make in the audio? I picked it up at Sears, which is handy for me but I guess I should’ve done a little more research. I have a widescreen Mits and around $6000 invested in my HT, so I guess I shouldn’t cheap out on the DVD player although we don’t watch a lot of movies. Maybe I can take it back and trade up. I haven’t even hooked it up yet. Any suggestions?