I've noticed a great deal of difference in DVD quality. It might depend on the player but R2 films I was extremely impressed with some films but not others. PhoneBooth was a good one and I was also impressed with one of the Indiana Jones Trilogy films (the one with the poison and antidote at the beginning). A lot of films are quite grainy though in general although it doesn't really bother me. Some films just stand out more in terms of the picture quality.