Our Pioneer DV-333, a steal five years ago at $189, has been increasingly acting up lately. For a while, it wouldn't accept any "up/down" or "enter" commands from the remote until it had been on for several minutes, and now it won't accept the commands at all. So it's been replaced by a venerable old Toshiba SD-2006 (kickin it old school, baby!) while I decide what to do. The Toshi is not an acceptable permanent replacement as it has serious problems with many newer DVDs, especially Disney SEs. So I have a couple linked questions: 1) Has anyone experienced this problem before? What was the repair like? 2) Is it worth repairing, or should we go ahead and spend that money on a replacement deck? You can get more for $90 these days, it seems, than I got for $190 back in the day. 3) What should we replace it with? This is a most complicated question, as I am a poor graduate student. I have a fairly standard 5.1 setup through a Pioneer XSD-D606 and a 32" standard Toshiba monitor using S-Video. I'm kind of torn between the desire to be a leeeetle bit future-proof and the need to be economical. Thanks in advance for the help. I'm not around here much these days, mainly because I'm poor and can't afford anything but software, and the Forum just makes me envious.