Who’s Your Friend at 2 a.m.?

Our 5 disk DVD player died about 4 months ago (but it still plays cd’s…hmm.) So the hubby and I bought a new DVD player. It worked fine at first, but now it seems to get moody about certain disks. At random points it will decide to get stuck between chapters and the screen will just go black.

So the other night we were watching an episode of “Friends” while we ate dinner. As the episode ended, it got hung up and the screen turned black. We really didn’t think much of it and just started clearing the table. My husband turned off the TV and we both decided to read for a while before going to bed.

Around 2 a.m. we were awoken by the voices of Monica and Rachel from the living room. The disk had randomly started again and the audio was playing though the amp. After a second of sleepy confusion, I stumbled out to the living room to turn everything off.

I wonder what kind of glitch makes the DVD player act up, then decide to fix itself 5 hours later.