my fisher dvr 500 copied tv shows and played them perfect until memorex changed their dvd discs tried other dvd discs but also movies skip and stop during playback… i think i need a firmware update but cant find any… thanx for any help… believe me fisher was given to me i would never purchase a fisher product…

You know this is a +R or +RW recorder only… -R or -RW discs will not work.

If pressed DVDs of commercial movies skip then it’s probably curtains for the machine. One last thing to try is blasting some canned air inside it in case there’s some dust on the laser.