I've looked through the forums about SP3 owners trying to connect external DVD readers / writers and wasn't entirely clear where this came out. As near as I can tell I'm facing a power issue. (I can play downloaded DVD files using VLC.) Based on what I've read I believe my options are: 1) Use a Y USB connector that will let me connect my player to a separate power source. (I've already tried a USB hub with its own power source and that didn't work; I'm not sure why that wouldn't whereas a Y cable would?) 2) Get a DVD reader with a second USB cable and power the second cable through the same USB hub or the SP3 power cable. 3) Get a DVD reader with it's own power source. (I haven't seen any that are really portable so this seems rather undesirable.) Is this right and is one preferable to the other? And does anybody have suggestions about DVD players? Right now I've got a cheapo LG. Thanks in advance. And P.S. please keep responses to how to connect a player and not alternatives to players--for better or worse I'm receiving DVDs and need to be able to read them.