Hi, three problems with the unit here with an LVW-5045 recorder with 180GB HD. First, the recorder is having problems recognising the discs which are Sony DVD+RW (DPW120AD2) sometimes they pick up fine other times they report back as not being recognised. This seems to happen randomly. Additionally, when my mum records programmes for me from TV onto these discs I can watch them on my LG DR175 recorder but if she burns them onto the Maxell DVD-RW that I use I can't watch them! Second problem seems a little more obscure. She bought the DVD recorder for use in her bedroom but when she plugs it into her TV the picture sort of rolls/scrolls like there's some sort of interference with something else so she's had to use it downstairs instead. She's been told her Liteon isn't compatible with her TV - I thought a signal was a signal? This happens when used with both RF or scart. Third problem is sometimes her hard drive needs to be completely wiped as the menu index system seems to have become corrupt. Does the 5045 (or HD-based recorders in general) suffer from fragmentation problems like a PC does? If she doesn't format the HD the programmes appear in the menu but can't be played and recordings set via timer mostly fail to record.