[/size]I have been searching for the right DVD player. Like many others here, I want to replace my ailing CD changer with a DVD changer and have it do double-duty. Through this forum, I came across the "Secrets of..." site (which is BY FAR the best explanations and techie reviews of home theater I have EVER found!!! ), but after reading their DVD Shootouts, I was SPOOKED! I know some of the flaws they find might be considered subtle, but...I want as few flaws as possible, of course! I am convinced, from what I've read on the Secrets site as well as here, that the Kenwood Sovereign DV-5700 represents the safest, most bug-free bet available in a progressive DVD changer. But...$1199! Ouch. So I went looking for The Next Best Thing. After a lot of searching, I came across the Philips DVD-972C, which seems to be carried only by The Good Guys: http://www.goodguys.com/adtemplate.asp?invky=393165 This looks like a very nice player for the $299. It has the Faroudja FLI2200 chip (highly praised by Secrets), but apparently also uses some Mediamatics hardware (which was NOT so highly praised by Secrets.) Seems like it might be kind of a sleeper, in this price category. Anybody have any experience with this player? Especially things like chroma bug, funky deinterlacing, etc. My girlfriend is on her way home with one right now, but I do have 30 days to take it back... Also, I would appreciate hearing other people's votes for The Next Best Thing to the Kenwood Sovereign. I know the topic of DVD changers has been discussed quite a bit here lately, but I haven't come away with a clear idea of what folks like in order of decreasing expense (down from the Denon and Kenwood $1100 price bracket.) Thanks, GB P.S. Cheapest place to pick up the Avia "Video Essentials" DVD???