I've owned this for about 5-6 months and it worked fine in the beginning, but now, its been having trouble reading discs. It doesn't matter what disc I put in, when I put a disc in, it just makes this reading sound (like *schhh...chhhh* *schhhhh...chhh* over and over) for a while and then it says no disc. Sometimes it gives me the c 13:00 message. All the discs I put in are scratchless, pristine. I read in the manual that condensation sometimes forms on the sensors. The manual suggests leaving the player on for 30m. When I do that sometimes it does work but other times it doesn't. I've even had some instances where its reading the disc, i'm watching the movie (at least half an hour into it) and then without warning the image freezes, no audio, and the counter keeps ticking. Then, after fiddling with the forward/reverse button and turning it off, I power it off and up again, watch, and the same thing happens until the next couple times I power it up after it keeps freezing, it doesn't read the disc anymore. Another time, I was just idle in the menu of a dvd and the player goes to the player background and can't read the disc anymore. I suspect its more than just the condensation. What do you guys think? But if it is, how can I guard against condensation? Can't I just wipe the sensor with like a cotton swap or something?