I don't about you guys but I would say out of the last 10 DVD's I have rented at least 2 have had scratches which has affected the play back. Sometimes this is only brief but other times I have had to spend alot of times in trying to force it to play. Some disks don't even start to play! I always check the disks before sticking them in the player and even recent disks are covered with scratches. The only good thing about video tapes is that they seemed much more able to take the abuse rental stuff gets! Anyone else in the same boat as me?