They skip. They just skip all the time. More and more I find that other people experience this same flaw with their DVD players. And I do believe it is the player that is the problem and not scratches on the DVD itself. We must stop suffering alone in silence! Share your stories of DVD skipping and free yourself from the pain. VHS was better, is better, and will suffice until full downloading of digital entertainment content fully takes hold two years down the road.