Well, it would appear that my 2109 is a write off,i.e. it will cost more to repair than to replace. While awaiting the final decision, I have been reading with great interest the various messages on this fascinating forum. As a result, I have decided that my next purchase will be a Tosh 210E, available from Empiredirect @ £159.99 plus postage.Richer Sounds have it @£ 159.95 but it is not in stock!! Seems a familiar story. Why do many want 'chipped' versions? All of my DVDs are region2. What am I missing?