Sony have at last acknowledged that there is a problem with the above DVD recorder, which also affects the 970 and 1070 models. It is a problem with the EPG link, which basically means that if you set the device to record several programs several days in advance using the EPG link, then after a day or so the settings will start to disappear and the recordings will not take place.
A long running fight has been taking place with Sony and has been documented on this site click here
The good news is that Sony have now agreed to post a download on there website within the next couple of weeks, which will resolve the problem. So if you have one of these machines keep an eye out.
Still not posted on the Sony site but a recipient of the CD from Sony has uploaded it to this site - click here
Instructions on the installation can be found via this site - click here
If this fails ring Sony on 0800-1695263 and don't let them fob you off with anything other than the CD in the post. Depending on who you speak to you will get either an immediate agreement to send the CD or an outright denial that it exists!