Not sure if anyone will have experienced this on their player. While playing a disc the playback will just freeze for a second,or up to about 5 seconds, the picture freezes and then just continues. It seems to me like either the processor has a momentary overload and just can't get through the data, or, is it possible that the runners that the laser slides along are not as well lubricated as they should be and therefore it just stops tracking until the strength of the motor pushes it past the problem. It doesn't happen all the time and the discs are always clean. Its a Marantz DV4200, about two years old.