I am (not the proud owner) of a Philips DVD recorder and yes it gives lots of trouble, locking up to a point of having to remove the plug and putting it back again in order to get it going, it’s still in warranty and two weeks ago I left it in for repair to the shop where I purchased it, I called only this evening to find out if it had been repaired but was told it had not even left the shop. It is supposed to be collected by a courier which I believe was to be arranged by the repair company in Cork, MF Services is the company in question, so much for the warranty. Now it’s up to me a customer to chase Philips, waste my time and cause unnecessary annoyance. Will I advise anyone to purchase a similar product, what do you think.