I've been having some bad luck with my jump into DVD recorders. I bought a Phillips recorder at Wal Mart, which worked just fine for my needs, but after a month of use, it had frozen up a couple of times in various states of use... so I decided to return it tonight, before it was to late. I planned on getting the same recorder, but our Wal Mart had already stopped carrying it. Instead I bought an RCA recorder, I barely had it out of the box before it started acting up. We were just playing a DVD before we went to bed and it suddenly stopped and jumped back to the beginning, after testing it on another DVD to have the same thing happen, I'm taking it back tomorrow. I don't think I want to get another one. I'm looking for a recorder in about the $150-200 range. It has to have a DV input on the front. I'd like it to have some sort of menu design capabilities... at least be able to choose a still for the menu. Does anybody have any suggestions? Or know of a website where I can check out stills of various DVD recorder menus? Thanks!