Hi All, I am occasionally having trouble with my DVD player. It will start skipping, freezing and pixilating badly and I won't be able to finish watching a movie. It usually happens towards the end of a movie. It mostly happens on scratched rental dvd's, so I figured that was the problem, right? Only thing is, I can go back to the same spot the next day and it will play without a problem. If it were the scratches, wouldn't it skip all the time? A friend mentioned something about laser degredation (my player is a chipped sony, a few years old). Does anyone have any ideas/knowledge/experience on this? Any help would be appreciated. Ciao, Nick.