I've currently got a run-of-the-mill Panasonic DVD player. Lately I've had some issues with the sound not working. I don't know if it's the player or the optical sound connection (sometimes it just works, sometimes it doesn't). To make things easy on myself, I'm going to just buy a new DVD player. If the problem persists, I know it's the cord. Sooooo...what's a good DVD player? I'm looking for something with a decent quality and a decent price. Maybe $250 Canadian would be reasonable (about $175 US). I just don't have any clue what to buy. My dad purchased the current player without any research at all. This time I want to make sure I get a good part. One thing I can say for sure though, the current player has the sound skip when accessing menus, and half way through the movie as it switches disc layers. I don't want that in the new one. Thanks, Jonny K.