I have recorded sporting events before where I use the pause feature during recording in order to eliminate commercials and timeouts. I usually use more expensive discs and have no trouble. Recently I used the less expensive discs to record this way (on the fly, pausing at intervals) I also used HQ this time instead of sp, now, looking at the disc, it did record all the event, but it freezes at 1/3 the way through and returns me to menu. So it's a bummer. Should I steer clear of using less expensive discs for this use? (they work fine for backing up my dvd's) was it just a "law of averages" failure? Or do you think it was related to the HQ mode and pausing? Any thoughts? Input?