thanks for your post. I do have the lastest version already of the firmware for the dvd r
today I spoke again w/philips and they recommended I call an authorized service center. I did and that guy said he has never seen the type of problem i have, but to maybe try cable co to check signal etc. He also said if there was a problem with the machine its just better to buy a new dvd recorder because it would be almost as expensive to fix.
s/w cable co and they think it's the dvd not cable but agreed to come out next week to check
very frustrating--I have gotten so addicted to the pause button since I get interruped at night between the kids and my dog.
Actually there are only 2 times that it bothers me. Tuesday the Mentalist is on and wed criminal minds. Neither of these shows appears anywhere else for full episodes(on demand or on -line)
Oh well. let me know if you have any other suggestions before my husband comes home friday. I think he plans to take apart the machine to see if he can fix anything. Yikes!