The other night, the DVD player scratched up the first disc in the ONE STEP BEYOND boxed set so badly that the disc wouldn't play. I'm pretty sure the player is to blame, since I don't think the disc was scratched going in, and the scratches looked like a scuff marks in an arc. Last night I tried playing another of the discs from the ONE STEP BEYOND boxed set, and the player kept stuttering and seizing up through one episode. This stopped for a while when I turned the player on and off, but then it started up again. That's when I decided enough was enough, removed the disc to avoid damaging it, and shut the player down for the night!
I think it's time for a new DVD player.