Here's something I didn't know: season 1's order is only 12 episodes. Don't know if they'll get a back nine for the rest of the season or if 12 episodes is it. Also, don't know how many episodes next season will be. If it's just 12, they're following the cable formula now for dramatic series.
If you're talking about one of those "Game Doctor" type things that "buffs" the disc, the video store I used to work at had one. It ruined every disc it touched, so we quit using it. So, I've had just bad experiences with them.