Can anyone give any advice Re my Father's DVD as listed above? The problem is that when playing back DVDs which have been recorded on the same unit, the picture starts to break up into larger squares (only on parts of the TV screen) and then after a while it finally freezes up completely. This only happens on fairly long recordings (usually a film). Over the last few months a number of good films have been spoiled because they have failed to see the ending. I am fairly new to DVD players but thought it might be something to do with the point when the player laser views a different layer? or section on the DVD disc so as to increase the recording time but I am pretty sure that it is not this as the problem comes and goes. It is usually towards the end of playing something for an hour or more. Could it be a faulty batch of discs or the unit getting to hot? Sorry for the length of this enquiry!!