I am new, and I apologize if this is being posted in the wrong forum. I have had a stand-alone Philips DVD Recorder (DVDR75 model) since July of last year, and yesterday, it wasn't too kind to me. I was recording something on a DVD+R, and when I hit the pause button, a gibberish message appeared on the front of it. Before I could write the error message down, the unit shut off. I was recording on the best quality setting (one hour), and I had probably 45-50 min. of media on the disc. When I turned the unit back on, it refused to play the disc and said that the disc could not be played. Since I had NOT finalized the disc (obviously I couldn't do that since I was still recording), my computer will not recognize it, and neither will my PS2. After many trials & tribulations dealing with the insanity that is Philips Customer Service (who told me the data is unrecoverable), I went and bought a Sony unit at Circuit City tonight, because I do NOT want to risk this ever happening again. At the same time, I'm wondering if it could have been the Fuji DVD+R disc itself that was defective, but this is a disc I have been recording on here and there for the past two weeks! I have not had a problem before with Fuji DVD+Rs. I did set up the new Sony recorder this evening, and it will not play the damaged DVD+R either. I'm curious if anyone has ANY suggestions as to what I could possibly do to bring back this media, or if this is truly a lost cause.