Well, I don't know what happened but after walking away from the DVD player just to get away from the frustration, I came back to it several hours later to show my sister that it doesn't play and guess what? IT PLAYED! I was astonished, astounded and VERY pleased. I am also still curious as to what transpired in my absence. Did I have to turn the DVD player off before trying to play the movie? If you have any ideas, I would sure appreciate hearing from you. And, thanks!