I find my tape ejected this morning, and wonder why it didn't autorepeat like it was supposed to. I used to leave the radio on when I was asleep earlier in my life, but now I've switch to 8 hour tapes of my favorite animated shows. I've seen 'em so many times anyway, it'll help me get to sleep quicker . However, I noticed that the blasted thing had been chewed up and spit out. So, I took the tape apart to do a little temporary surgery, and noticed that the left side, that contained all the tape, was DENTED. At first, I thought it somehow melted into the other layers, but it was actually dented somehow, as if someone put a big thumb into it's side and pushed in. That's never happened before, but it's just affirmed my reasoning to get a DVD Reocrder last week . Speaking of wich, would it hurt my DVD player if I left it running a few hours during the night, and gave it a rest during the 12 hour day? I want to ditch my second VCR, and keep it here at the Jersey Shore, using my main one at home for all the important stuff... Thanks!