I purchased this DVD player for 2 reasons; 1. It had only just come onto the market. 2. It was a Panasonic and therefore a quality brand.
When playing back DVDs the picture quality is very good, but the problem comes when playing back certain shop bought DVDs and all of my DVD -R.
What happens is firstly the sound drops out for a second or so and then as the machine is further onto the disc the sound drops and the picture freezes for a second. It appeared to do this at intervals of every 60 second and sometimes at 90 seconds.
I exchanged my model 3 times and every player did the same thing.
There may have been a faulty batch sent to England, but it maybe a manufacturing fault. I therefore returned the players and I am now in the process of looking for a replacement.