Question about Panasonic (DMR-ES45VS)
I get this too, and a little research brought me lots of anecdotes but nothing concrete, but here's was I deduce from the stories...
The unit has an auto-scan feature that periodically checks for new services or channels. Sometimes when it adds one it encounters and error and hangs showing U80. When you're recording it seems the auto-scan doesn't interrupt, so your program will complete. I've had several failures of timed recordings when the unit has stalled before recording was due to start.
Try switching the auto-scan off...
Functions > Others > Display > New service message
Hoepfully that will resolve it, though you will need to manually scan for new services periodically to make sure you don't miss out. At least you'll be on hand if it fails so it won't sit showing U80 for hours!
Posted on Oct 09, 2008
U80 indicates either that poor quality or
damaged discs are being used or that the laser is failing. It is a
self-diagnostic fault code, possibly requiring attention by a qualified
engineer. This is not an inherent fault with the product but a guide for
the engineer to know where, within the product, he should seek the cause of
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Posted on Jul 07, 2009
You need to buy a service remote to do this on your model, but the official service remote costs more than the player and is not sold to the general public.
Alternatively, you can rent a chipped regular remote control which does the same job.
In the UK you can get them from www.multi-region.co.uk
Note that on your model there is no other way to hack the player, it can only be done using the correct remote control.
The remote chips are available separately but are not easy to fit unless you're an experienced electronics technician; you can buy read-chipped remotes but they typically cost the dame as the original player.
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Posted on Nov 08, 2009
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