I've a JVC 500BK Progressive scan player. I love the picture the sound and everything BUT... The layer change takes 1 to 2 seconds, and if the DVD has minor scratches (rented) It really seems to choke the player. I explained this to the guy at Ultimate Electronics & he says it's common. He stated that he himself has an "$800 player" and it does the same thing. Is he being honest? Wouldn't a player with a xx megabyte buffer remedy the layer change delay? Is there a player that has a smoother layer change, and not so dependent on a pristine disc for around $500ish? Thanks in advance.