HI guys i have the slim 250 model. its probably closed to 2 yrs old now. I've used it most everyday since i got it. its having problems playing dvds. i keep getting quick little flashes of white in a skipping type fashion and sometimes the screen goes black and shows my res settings like a res problem. thing is if i put in a GAME of equal damage it plays fine. i know the laser naturally gets strained from dvds so im wondering if the laser is getting old. doubt it is a res problem because i've had res problems before and know the in's and out's to correct em. next option would be my hdmi going bad. anyone know of simpler type issues that result in this manner? I've tried multiple dvds and all have the same result, clean or dirty.