I have a JVC 723 GD. It is an outstanding player (when working) The progressive scan output makes me smile when watching movies like Tombstone, Meet The Parents, many more. I cannot understan why so many people are having problems with there players though. My old Pioneer 414 never had any problems and it's off to another good home now though. I have heard that dvd's lockup and freeze and I'm getting that now. Almost as if there was a timer in the thing to start acting up. Had it for 4 months. Got tired of resetting it and I am no thinking of sending it in. Should I only go with JVC service? I hear they charge an arm and a leg! Is this how companies make their money-on repairs? Otherwise it's a nice player with great sound too from the 414. But, I wanted to know if there is reason for me to get it fix. It may cost more than the player itself ($250). Is there anything else you guys can recommend? I hear the RP 56 is good, but then I hear of it failing too. I have a Panny 47 HDTV.