I have had this player for just over 2 years (approx 28 months). Recently I had difficulty in playing the odd film DVD, but more annoyingly was with audio discs, either DTS (e.g. Sting's Nothing like the Sun), SACD or DVD-A. The problems vary from disc to disc ranging from skipping, to dam refusal to play the disc. A firm ware upgrade was no help, so the dealer sent it for a repair Estimate. The verdict is a faulty laser mechanism which will cost £250 ish to repair. I have several options open to me: 1. Spend the £35 estimate fee, and keep the machine until the laser finally goes, not being able to listen to my Audio discs on the machine. 2. Repair the machine at £250. 3. Purchase a lower end system such as the Denon DVD1920 DVD Player for £270 4. Replace with a more expensive model such as the DVD 2910 or even 3910. Is the Arc am Universal yet? I want a universal player as I have all disc types at present Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I should do?