Hi everybody, I have had my Denon 2900 DVD player since shortly after XMas and have been very happy with the picture and sound quality. The problem I am kinda having with this player is this: About 2 months ago I joined the internet DVD rental site ScreenSelect which has been very good in terms of service. The problem comes with the discs. Like any DVD rental place, some of the members obviously use the DVDs as tea coasters or testing blocks for a new piece of sandpaper they have just acquired because the discs are usually very badly scratched. In about 85 of the discs I have been sent, I have had some sort of problems playing them in terms that the picture will break up and freeze for several seconds. As people are probably aware unlike good old laserDisc (long live laserDisc!!!!) which used to just have a couple white streaks, DVDs can often end up pausing for ages or skipping minutes of the film. One was so bad that I had to send it back and then decided to buy the film. Upon receiving this film (Mike Leigh's "Life Is Sweet") which I appreciate probably isn't going to be the most highly polished DVD ever made, it had problems playing as well. So I ended up resorting to playing it through my PC via a S-VHS cable to my AE300 pj which didn't have any problems at all. So my question is this. Is the Denon 2900 particularly picky about playing discs with any sort of blemish? Is there anything that can be done about it? Thanks in advance. Chris Nightingale.