I just purchased a Pioneer DVR-3100 and although generally happy with it I have a question maybe regarding DVD recorders in general or even DVD playback in general (this is my first DVD machine of any kind). In most situations playback is breathtaking however in some extreme low-light/strong light combinations you can actually see separate "bands" of shading on curved surfaces (like in peoples faces). E.g. in The Others where in many instances there was a light straight on peoples faces and everything else around it was dark the "problem" was obvious unless the actor was perfectly still - even a slight movement will make it possible to count the succesive degrees of shading! A similar thing can be seen when someone turns on a flashlight in the dark. The flashlight's light is clearly "graded". Is it my machine? Is it the connection? (it's a simple SCART connection). Is this how DVD playback is supposed to be in general? Or just some bad film to dvd transfers? I'd be happy if anyone can shed some light in this!