I think my N501 is dying. It is not reading DVDs that well anymore. It may just need to be cleaned, but it has been my primary DVD player since they first came out so I have put it up to save any life it might have left in it. I still have not played any of the homebrew stuff with it and I still have not tested to see if it still works for games. I never did do the firmware upgrade on it so I have kind of dealt with the out of synch titles Still love that old player though.