So my aging DVD player finally called it quits last night; it was probably about 5 years old, and had played a lot of disks over the course of its life.
Though it would have been nice to bury it intact in a solemn ceremony, I had to perform a brutal autopsy on it, taking it completely apart to get out the DVD that was trapped inside. It took about an hour and the removal of about two dozen screws, and even then I had to squeeze the DVD out, and I hopefully didn't scratch it.
Anyhow, today I'm going to pop out and look for a new DVD player. I'm not really a techno-geek, and have no real interest in spending a lot of money on a DVD player with a lot of bells and whistles. At the same time, I don't want to buy some bargain-basement brand that isn't going to stand up to a lot of use. I also have no real interest in Blu-Ray or any new technology.
Anyone have any recommendations? Brands you like, brands you don't, good buys for the price? Best Buy, Target, Fry's or Circuit City?