Thats what I was sort of thinking, that it was some mechanical issue with the player. Ive had scratched discs before but this something different. Like I took a disc I had just burned the prior day and it gave me the same disc error message within a few songs.
I will go to the dealership on saturday and see what they say. Having never had a factory warranty I have no idea if the 3 year warranty (its still under) will cover it. I did some searching and it seems it might. I hope they dont charge to look at it..