My poor old Sony has suddenly become incapable of registering inserted disks, though it grumbles valiantly to itself before coming to this conclusion. A brief forum search seemed to indicate the need for a replacement laser. However, a somewhat shrugging local dealer suggested a new machine of equivalent spec could be purchased for scarcely more than the cost of repair. Loathed as I am to simply bin a beloved player which cost 400 quid just over 2 years ago, I was wondering just what an equivalent model might be and how accurate the dealer's assessment was. Can anyone advise, or perhaps suggest a more helpful dealer?