I just got my first LD player. It's a Pioneer 2950, and it has everything I could wish for exept for DD 5.1. I hooked it up to my tv with a s-video cable. Now here's the thing: I tried a couple of laserdiscs, including Star Wars and Starship Troopers, and I noticed that on all of them the black level of the video is wrong, it's more like grey. Is this because maybe the player has a brightness setting that is high at default? Or are the laserdiscs badly encoded (I don't think so)? Or something else? Both of my DVD players don't have this problem with the same tv settings. I will try to connect the player with a scart cable, see if that will help. One more question: will an American LD remote work on my European player? I received a universal remote with my player, but it lacks alot of LD functions. There's a CLD106 remote available on Ebay, maybe that one would work on my player too?