Why do DVD players still have pauses when there is a layer change? My first DVD player was a cheap player from comet, about £160 at the time in the summer of 2000. The performance was good but it was very basic, couldn't do anything with DTS wouldn't play cd-rs ect but had NO layer change and I mean none. When I first started watching DVD's I didn't even know there were supposed to be pauses when the layer changed. Since then now having more DVD olayers in the house and watched films round others houses they all had layer change. I just got a Pioneer 360 which is amazing but still you can notice the layer change, this is the same for Toshiba and Sony players I have seen. More expensive players may get rid of this but why do any players have them when one of the first ever budget players which is servely outdated now has no visible layer change? I even reconnected it recently to check I wasn't remebering things with tinted glasses but there was definetely no visible layer change.