I can't see any references to this problem before, but I could be wrong. I bought the DVDR70 just under a year ago and everything was going fine. I read that the firmware upgrade improves M3 quality and lower, so I upgraded...can you see it coming? Now I have a problem with the recording modes. For instance, once I started recording in M3 (3 hour) and the disc ran out after 1 hour 20. Just by looking at the quality I can tell that it stated in M3 , then after a few minutes it switched to M1 during the recording (on it's own, without stopping it). The menu says 1h 20m in M3 and there's no more room. It has also happened using M2 and M6, but I guess it's all modes under M1. It's happened on different discs, so it's not that. Hope you understand the information I've given and any help would be appreciated! I haven't contacted Philips yet (that's the next step). Does anyone know what they'll do, because the firmware caused it. Will they replace it, try to fix it or just blame me for upgrading?