1105HC freezes

Just bought a new 1105HC- mainly for transferring my old 8mm Hi-8 tapes onto DVD using the front AV inputs.

Done a couple ok in 2 hour mode. However during recording if I hit the pause button more than about half a dozen times to edit something out the recorder stops recording , but the recording light & notification stay on & freeze- you cannot do any more with the pause start button.
The only way out is to press Enter then Stop. The DVD will the carry on in a new title only.

Anyone heard of this?