Alot of good info here on this forum. Just wanted to see if anyone has had any problems with the 1530 version. I assume most people had the 2500 or 1500 version and of course most including myself had the lockup problems with the 2500 version and got in on the exchange program back in Aug 2004. I have had the 1530 version now since August with no real problems being able to burn probably 20 dvds. Tonight when my unit froze up after formatting a new dvd all of the sudden. I was able to power down and unplug it for ten minutes then ejecting the dvd and putting a new one. All seems ok so far. Has anybody had any problems on the 1530 like the lockup problems that were encountered on the 2500? I am expecting the 1530 to not last much longer than my 2500. I have looked on this forum and not seen many problems reported like the ones from the 2500 lockups.