had this excellent machine since it was first released(£400)but in the last two weeks i'm starting to get disc errors and it's unable to read many discs.these are mostly new rental releases and most of my reg2 collection play fine.some will play if open/shut tray is repeated 20 or so times but a lot like "jeepers creepers" are not recognised at all.these discs all play fine in my pc. i recently bought and returned 5 philips dvdr1000 recorders to sevenoaks as this machine has fatal flaws not cured by the philips update disc,i.e wont play pre-recorded discs,disc error on trying to record,and many more but thats another post.point is some of these discs were passed between the two decks and the problems with the tosh have only occured since. is this a compatability problem with newer discs.a defect of some kind passed on from the philips(is this possible?)or just old age as it sounds very laboured when loading discs. i'm reluctant to replace it as i love this deck.it's not a matter of cost, if i could get a new one i'd buy in a shot.i'm buying the pioneer dvd recorder as an archiver soon,but neither it nor the diabolical philips match up in picture quality.is this a common problem and can it be repaired.mtia. btw its reg2 only never been touched.