Migs, Note there is a difference between playback and image review. Your question mentions playback, but I think you are referring to the image review function that shows each image automatically after each shot. I tested image review on my D800 set exactly like you have yours, and it does the same thing - both are displayed. Since it is either on or off with no other functional options, I don't see a way around it to check imagaes as you shoot. But you can use the playback function as a workaround since that pulls from one folder at a time allowing you to scroll through just the NEF files on your CF card - you just have to push the playback button to get there.