Hey there... We had a LiteOn LVC 9006 DVD/VHS Recorder, which we bought to make dvd copies of about 35 home videos. Well, we figured that it had to be a piece of JUNK, because it continually freezes up, especially during the copy process. We would try to copy the vhs, and then, at any random point in the movie, the DVD player would freeze and not respond to anything. We would have to unplug it to make it turn off, even. It had a tendency to do this with certain movies - some would transfer without a problem, but others were "problem tapes". It was VERY frustrating. So, after wrecking about $20 worth of DVDs, we finally said that we needed a new one. So, today we bought a Panasonic DMR-Es36V, and we started again. In general, we have to say that it works much better than the LiteOn - faster, ETC. We were even able to copy one of the problem tapes We thought life had improved. However, lol, this was not the case. On the second tape, the same thing happened VERY close to the end of the video - it all froze up and would not respond. We had to unplug it again. Now, the third thing that is going on is that when we put the DVD into our laptop (brand new Dell inspiron), it sometimes freezes up the DVD drive. This makes us want to cry. Restarting the laptop is so sad . My hubby just said maybe it's the DVDs. We are using Sony DVD-Rs. Any ideas??? (Sorry this got so long... I am chatty, LOL) Catherine - PLEASE HELP!