Hopefully folks can help settle an ongoing "debate" the wife and I are having. She worked in an electronics store many years ago and swears that leaving a CD player in pause mode will harm both the CD and the player (something a tech told her she says). I say "fooeey", it does no harm. I often hit the pause in my home office to answer the phone, and often don't get around hitting the play button for an hour or two. Any informed opinions? Thanks!