Hi everyone, I bought my then girlfriend now fiancee a dvd player for Christmas a year ago (ok, I bought MYSELF a dvd player for Christmas but that's another story ). We haven't really used hers all that much so I can't say how long this has been a problem, but on two DVDs last week (John Q and Bourne Identity) it stops, blips, and jumps around at very particular points. Now that we live together, I swapped mine with hers and had no trouble with the disks. Any suggestions on this? On one hand I would think the laser is shot, but given that it happened each time at the same point, might it be overly sensitive to smudges or scratches on the disk, and if so, is this fixable or even worth fixing? Much thanks in advance for any help you could provide, Ron.