This morning I cleverly walked into the open drawer of the circa 1990 Sony CDP-M77 I've been using ever since my Marantz CD-53 decided it didn't want to play CDRs any more. Consquently, buying a new CD player has shot up to the top of my priority list, and given the seemingly universal plaudits it's been receiving, I've been considering an Arcam Diva CD73T. This evening, whilst talking to my sister, it emerged that her boyfriend's CD73T reacted very badly to being left alone for a fortnight whilst they went on holiday, and on their return refuses to play certain discs, the display reading "No Disc". A posting on audioreview.com suggests that at least one other CD73T has been similarly temperamental. A friend has a long history of Arcam CD player ownership, but on his first the laser wore out after three years' use and was uneconomic to replace, and his second was destroyed by a thunderstorm (which I concede is hardly Arcam's fault!). My question is this: should I be concerned about these reliability problems when buying my next player (which might send me towards a more expensive player like a Roksan Kandy - my local dealers don't seem to stock any dedicated CD players priced between the two), or have I made contact with the worlds' only owners of unreliable Arcam kit? Your comments would be much appreciated.