My BF and i are having allot of trouble with DVD players so i thought i would ask you all what kind of luck you have had with them. Everyone here is nice and everyone seems to offer good advice, so i thought i would see what you all have to say. We do watch ours often, i wonder if anyone has had good luck with any of them lasting a long time. What i am mostly trying to find out is if i buy one that is fairly expensive do you all think that it would last longer then a cheaper one? Are DVD players made like VCR's are now and they are cheap and disposable? i know when i used to buy VCR's they lasted a long long time and now i am lucky if they last a yr. i will say i am buying the cheap DVD players from Walmart, i am thinking of getting one more expensive, but i don't want to if it isn't going to last any longer. A few years ago i decided that the problem we had with VCR's was that we were buying cheap ones, so when all of them went out in our house i went and got one over $230.00 for my room and one that was $99.00 for the kids room (i figured they would end up breaking theirs any way so i wasnt paying too much for it). Theirs lasted just as long as ours did and ours wasn't used as much. i don't want to do the same thing again, so i need some advice on what others have found out about DVD players.