I don't disagree with the possibilities of problems.
What I said still stands, If you wait to long to purchase, you won't have anything to buy from a B&M store that offers a full warranty.
Buy the CC and have three problems, Get a new replacement model.
There is no guarantee that the new engine will solve all possible problems.
I also read darn near every post that was in conjunction to the 985.
These same few loud people that made the posts are a small drop in the bucket when compared to total sales of the Philips DVDR-985.
You aways hear from those that run into problems, What about that 99.9 % that we never hear from? They must have computers since they are techies with the cutting edge product as a standalone DVD recorder.
Don't get me wrong, I do believe that the early models may have had issues as most products today do, We are the beta testers, but that's still not a reason to mis out on this deal if you want one, just protect yourself in the event that problems do arise.
I have checked many online sites looking for 985 bad press, Not much to be found anywhere, not even at http://www.complaints.com/
If you have a CC service plan, You don't even pay repair shipping.
No one likes problems, but life's tough.