I am using Phillips DVD player 727 I think.
It supposed to read +R fine. That is why I got the DVD player.
The skipping/freezing happens on my computer DVD rom as well as the DVD burner(liteon 411S).
Strangely, some of these problematic DVDs are not even readeable by my DVD-ROM or DVD burner but it reads by the Phillips DVD player, that is untill the last 15 mins. or so when it just freezes.
I think I am starting to see a trend. Mostly TDK 4x +R are giving problems. Memorex and Fuji have been immaculate.
I was using firmware FS02 but since yesterday (when I found about this freezing problems) updated to FS0F. Doesn't seem to make a difference with the problem though.... Using a memorex 4x +r disk, I was able to back up the movie (Grand Illusion) fine.