Well, I just spent the whole day installing a new DVD. But by doing it myself I was able to fix (or better) the manufacture aspects of the entertainment center. I had an RCA DVD that I replaced with a Sony DVD. To say the least I had to figure out the RCA plugs configuration as there were not as many plugs in the new unit. The last one started skipping as stopping and I was told that the heat in the compartment plays heck on the units, all of them. So while everything was apart, VCR, DVD, Satalite, and switching unit I intalled at the top a 4" cooling fan to ventalate the center. I used a spring switch that turns on the fan with the door swinging up. I always leave this door open when I use the center anyway so now the fan comes on at the same time. I can actually feel the heat coming out of the units after they have been on for a while. I spent some time on modifying the plastic face to fit the new components. All in all it workes great with new sound and looks. I also still get surround with both the VCR and of course the DVD as that is where the surround sound is based from.
Oh, the new unit has a new addition to the sound as it has a night phase with the surround so as not to have to keep your neighbors up and you can still have good quality sound at a lower level.
I also removed all those staples and replaced with real screws.