Summary: After dealing with repeated Sony woes, I bought this unit because I believed that it would last a long time. After two years of ownership the spindle vibrates, it skips, and freezes. This unit has been a complete disappointment. What a terrible waste of $1500. I'll never buy another item again from this manufacturer. Toshiba and Sony both make JUNK. God, I wish there was a unit made in good-ole U-S-A!!!