Had a Philips DVDR985R which was excellent for about 3 months of use; then nothing but problems. The Net is full of complaints; firmware updates don't fix problems, others who have sent theirs back under warranty to their factory got it back, worked a few months, then the same problems. Not pleased, was expensive and ends up being an expensive bookend and made more DVD saucers than you can imagine. No help from their Tech Support and the issue is months old, now past warranty.
Want a DVD Recorder of quality that is reliable and without ongoing problems, any ideas? I've used only the required and top notch DVD disks (R+ and RW+) as required, to no avail. At this point, can't record a thing; few actually even play including typical BlockBuster movies. Nothing but Disk Errors and No Disk results. Ho hum and WHAA!
Here are some of the reviews which clearly reiterate my issues.
I look forward to hearing your experience of better DVD Recorders with a track record one can trust.