So far I have had this same problem with two DVD players. I recently purchased a JVC XV-NP10S in the hope that it would fix the problem. I have tried many different DVD's so I know it is not a disk issue. The frame will freeze at intermittant times throughout the movie and sometimes small boxes will appear on the screen. It looks almost as if the player is having a hard time decoding the material. It always starts back up again but it is still very annoying. We also have a 42 inch widescreen HD tv, new stereo system, receiver and surge protector. Any help would be greatly appreciated!