Quant's suggestion is pretty good. It's simply a case of finding out what the transition point is, and testing it out with the player. Fox, if you're getting a Sony, the button on the remote will be called "DVD Menu" or something similar - this button on my remote takes me to the (gasp) DVD menu screen. Hit play here, then skip to the next chapter, missing out on the 20th Century Fox/Universal/Touchstone Pictures logos. Quant - with a Home Theatre system, try out the sound too when you're auditioning the system. Having 5.1 surround is great. Having 5.1 surround LOUD is fantastic. Test out the system with the correct speaker placement and turn up the sound. The sounds should be clean and crisp, without any muddying/blending of sounds. Of course, this is more difficult to do with the small satellite speakers, but you know what I mean. I've found that the opening sequence (the Omaha Beach landings) of Saving Private Ryan to have excellent 5.1 effects - there are some nice, clear sounds coming out of the rear channels.