For the first few weeks , this player was everything i expected it to be , an affordable multi-format dvd player with a stylish slim case as advertised . Then my dvds would stop playing in the middle , or not even be read at all . New cds almost always began skipping after a few plays . I thought it was just the player , but then i started checking the discs to find that the apex 2600 is actually ruining my media . There are funny little ridges on the dvd that look like the slice of a tree trunk ! This player is not worth any price and i recommend that you do n't purchase it . I intend to contact the company , but from what i 've read . I just got screwed out of fifty bucks . Apex does n't answer the phone . * sigh .