Well sadly I think my player may be fast heading to it end. I have noticed lately that the picture is getting more grainy looking, I keep getting little white & black dot flickers at random times, layer changes are getting much more noticeable, & it is starting to get a slight hiss on silent passages. I have checked out the laser for dirt & dust & it is spotless so I think that can be ruled out & all my disks a perfectly clean so I think it is just coming to its time. I cant complain though if it dose go as it has had more than its fair share of use over the last few years, but I just hope it will hold out just a few more months Anyway have any of you had you DVD players die on you? And if so did you get any warning sings of what was to come,or did it just all together quit? I'm just curious if anyone had similar problems & how much longer it held out after starting to notice them.