I once bought a Sony 7700 dvd player, I loved it. Fantastic picture quality, excellent build quality and gorgeous drop down front panal that hid the buttons and the dvd tray. *dribble* Unfortunately the girlfriend decided that one night she would leave the security locks on the living room window unlocked. My 7700 got stolen and my insurance company sent me an ns900 as a replacement because the 7700 had been discontinued. Woe is me. The 900 is OK but it doesn't have the looks or the build quality of the 7700. It plays SACD and CD-R and all that stuff I'll never use and it's supposed to have 'faster' doohickys inside. I just don't like it as much. I miss my 7700 Also, the ns900 doesn't seem to handle layer changing as well as the 7700. Is there a dvd player out there that doesn't suffer from the layer changing pause? You'd think someone could stick a bit of memory in there to buffer the data. Or would anyone want to swap their dirty old mint condition 7700 for my nice clean silver ns900? Could also throw one non home security minded girlfriend into the bargain, I'd have to warn anyone interested that the weight is quite high and so postage would be expensive.