My DVDR985 does the following things:
-will only record one title. (maybe just seems like this: see next item)
-will only record about a half hour to an hour. Then it lapses into "disc error" and will not save the session. when you pop the disc back in, nothing is recorded. The disc is still blank.
-won't record to DVD+R, only DVD+RW. If you use a DVD+R it craps out with an error code (DB 7FC58422) and the recorder powers down.
I thought my deck was in need of a firmware upgrade- I had read on this site about similar issues with Philips DVD recorders. I had a heck of a time getting the firmware to apply (had to reburn the disc in different ways), but I did, finally.
Any ideas? Anything to try?