With us being in out, away, and builder dominated (indeed, they are here today putting in a radiator to our kitchen and installing the tumble dryer), the DVD has been in limited use this year.
I've also been trying to do my bit by NOT leaving it on Standby.
Fat lot of good that did me.
As if in rebellion, our efforts to watch a DVD last night was fractured by grinding attempts to locate the disc in the machine ("it's in there you bloody idiot machine!"), undodgeable trailers (not for the worst films in the world admittedly, but I wanted to see the film not some bloody trailers), random loss of subtitles (our German isn't that good), and painful additional grinding problems for the machine locating the DVD again everytime we tried to re-set the damn thing when it lost subtitles.
Thankfully the film was worthwhile.