I was shocked! I watched a DVD on my PS2 for the first time and was very impressed with the sound and the picture, but what really amazed me was the layer change. It was about the same pause as my Pioneer 535, but on my Pioneer it basically causes my Onkyo 696 receiver to change AUDIO settings and it clicks a couple of times until it gets back to Dolby Digital. On the PS2, it keeps its Dolby Digital settings so no clicking. Very impressive. In fact I missed the layer change fully when watching XMEN! Why?! On another note does the PS2 DVD remote package fix any of these PS2 shortcomings? 1) No time counter of any sort. What a shocker. 2) Slow FF and REW functions. 3) No "Last memory" so a DVD can be continued at a later stage. Apart from that even with the standard controller and an extension cable, the experience was excellent. Just the things above destroyed it. BUT! Then my family watched Snow White on the PS2 and it started to stutter all over the place at times. I was close to dumping my Pioneer until this happened. So it is close, but not perfect.