Hi I bought my toshiba just over a year ago but have seldom used it due to my 1st child being born however I am now back into watching and buying dvds. I had a samsung 709 for years which was a great machine for DVDs but very poor with dvd-r. I've read of many problems regarding the 340s poor performance with different formats of cd-r but I have a major issue with its inability to play an alarmingly ever increasing amount of my DVDs, both old and straight out the wrapper. Some discs aren't loading (Ichi the killer) and others are continually sticking and jumping (man on fire). The noise is horrendous from the machines tray. I've tried cleaning the lens with dvd lens cleaning disc but all to no avail. The films play without a problem on my dads £29 effort from asda. Can anyone help?