For Christmas 2002 my wife bought me a GE dvd player...our first. It was kinda pricey at the time, at about $180 CAD. A week later I had to exchange it, because it kept freezing on a frame, at random. A week or so ago we went to play a movie, and even after putting in the disc, the screen kept reading "please insert a disc." I've tried a handfull of different discs, none of which were scratched or damaged, all with the same result. I actually rented a TAPE not too long ago...and I hadn't done that pretty much for 2 years. Is there a possibility that something is on the lens of the laser? How can I check that and/or clean that? Or is my machine toast? Sure, I'd love to replace it with a multi-disc model, with progressive scan, but if it doesn't NEED to be replaced yet, then we'd like to have this one working -- it suits our needs just fine (when it works).