Ok, well since there seems to be nothing I can do, I have tried using a DVD player cleaner to no avail and I have made sure the disks are cleaned prior to playing. But too many DVDs still skip. I take the same DVD put it on my pc dvd player and it runs fine. So my 300$ home theatre in a box is a done for. I want to purchase a dvd player that is top notch in terms of NOT skipping. The places I intend to buy from are bestbuy.ca , futureshop.ca and http://www.braultmartineau.com Anything in there that is recommendeded? Oh and now I guess I am stuck to buy a seperate player for my speakers, my speakers connect via the simple standard speaker connections wires. Thanks for any help you can offer.