Hi all, I'm new to the forums so be gentle with me I have a Panasonic SCHT80 that's 2 years old now but the laser head is failing on it. It will still play audio CD's but only play DVD's intermittently. I don't want to replace the whole setup just because of a laser head. Ideally, I'd like to get the read/dvd unit replaced with a working one and at the same time get somethiing that will read CDR media and let me play MP3. I guess tthat this may not be an option as it probably is related to the hardware/firmware in the box and not just the dvd unit. The other option I guess is to look for a base unit only so I don't have to replace the speakers as well. Can anybody suggest a suitable course of action or should I just replace the lot? If this is the case then I'll probably go down the seperates path as I would plan to replace it with a HTPC.