Hello. I've searched the forum and can't find anything about this problem. I'm a complete newbie though so I may just not know what to look for! I recently purchased an Ellion DVD-900A. I am trying to record personal (not commercial) VHS to dvd but am having problems. When recording, I am manually pausing in order to fast forward to the next part of the video tape I wish to record, then unpausing to resume recording (they are small clips so I want to keep them together within one chapter) This works fine but the dvd recorder keeps ruining my attempts by also pausing and unpausing of its own accord. It seems to do this on parts of the video tape where one recording joins another as though it is detecting the start of a new clip. But also does it in the middle of clips for no apparent reason. It may be an automatic function but it is not mentioned in the manual. I can't find out how to disable it. It is not the "auto chapter" function causing this as that is turned off. If it is not meant to do this at all, does this mean my dvd recorder is faulty? Hope I made sense! Any help would be greatly appreciated.