When DVD players first hit the market several years ago I took the plunge and purchased a basic RCA 5200P DVD player. For the first 3 years it was installed in my mainstream home theater system and was used several times a week. In 1999 I upgraded to a Panasonic A112 mainly for DTS capability and the RCA was installed in another room. The RCA still saw weekly service. Late last year I wanted a new DVD player with some of the latest features so I bought a cheap Sampo DVE-611 and replaced the Panasonic A112. Basically I rotated all my DVD players around the house and now the old RCA was located to a guest bedroom and was used maybe 2 or 3 times a month. When I bought my new RPTV (Toshiba 57HDX82) I wanted to take advantage of progressive scan. So I bought a Toshiba SD-K710. This is Costco's version of the SD3800. I did not care much for the Sampo so I donated it to my sister. Today I was working in the guest bedroom and decided to watch a movie. When I turned it on I noticed that only the right side of the display was illuminated. When I installed a DVD it would not do anything. I could not hear the motor starting up or anything. It was basically dead. Not sure what is actually wrong with it and I really don't care. It was 6 years old and really outdated. 6 years of service is pretty good. I don't think anything today will last that long. I think I will take this opportunity to upgrade my Toshiba for a Panasonic CP72. I suspect my Panasonic A112 will be going next. It is now my current high time player.