DVD player question
We own a cheapie DVD player - CyberHome CHC DVD-300 - that I paid all of $40 for, I think. I was watching A Chorus Line, and after scene 18, it froze. Nothing I could do would make it go, so I took the DVD back and got another. Same problem. Then I tried watching 9-5 - a gift for my daughter. It ran about the same time, then froze. It would start a little, then choke, then run a little, then freeze again. I finally gave up in disgust.
So, my question - did I get unlucky and get 3 bad DVDs, or do I have a bad player? It did work correctly at one time, but I suppose it could have failed. Is there anything I can do or check or clean? Or should I just bite the bullet and get a new player.
If I should get a new player, any recommendations? I don't need the top of the line, but I don't want to cheap out again.