Question about Panasonic DMR-E50 DVD Recorder
I was watching a programme I'd recorded in chasing play when it froze part way through recording. Since then it won't record using any method (direct record, timer record or videoplus). When I try to record using timer record, it turns on at the correct time but then immediately says 'bye' and switches off. When I check on the Timer Programme List screen I get an 'F' icon on the left of the listing which the manual says means the disc is full or the maximum number of programmes was reached so the programme failed to record. Neither reasons is correct as I have tried using new discs as well as completely erased discs and have completely cleared the timer recording programme. I have also tried unplugging it for several hours all to no avail. Please could someone help with this problem. Thanks.
You need a special remote, there are no codes. Have a google for "panasonic region free" and you'll see what I mean. I have the same model and had to take to a dealer to unlock for me. Panasonic are a bit unfriendly about unlocking dvds as I think they are part of the whole DVD organisation. there are ways to do it with a Palm device or something like it (even a pc with IR port) but it is tricky. You can also rent a suitable remote for about £20 I think, again google it and you'll find companies that offer that.
Hope that help, though I guess you may have sorted it by now as you posted about 6 months ago,
Posted on Jun 03, 2008
1) Put a compatible DVD in the tray. (I have noticed that I must format DVD+R discs, but others are formatted okay for recording -- such as DVD-R and DVD RW)
2) Close the tray.
3) Make sure the player is set to HDD and not to DVD. It will indicate HDD, DVD, or SD on the LCD screen.
4) Using the remote press the "functions" button.
5) Select "copy" from the menu when it appears.
6) You will now see the list of programs you have recorded to the HDD. Highlight the one you want to copy and press "Enter" on the remote.
7) I think there are two confirmation screens that come up, press start or continue or whatever it says.
8) My recorder generally takes about 14 minutes at high speed to copy a two-hour program. If the program is longer than 2- hours, you must divide it into tow or more shorter segments for more than one DVD.
9) If you want to select several shorter programs (not to exceed 2-hours combined) highlight the programs individually pressing the PAUSE button on the remote. This places a check mark next to each of the programs. When you finish, press the enter button on the remote and go through the confirmations screens again.
10) If the DVD is nor rewritable, it will automatically run the "finalize" program. It takes about 3 minutes and runs after recording. This formats the DVD so that it can be played in non-Panasonic players. If it is a DVD-RW, they you must finalize it manually if you want to watch it on other types of players.
Hope this helps,
Posted on Jul 22, 2008
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Posted on Jun 08, 2009
On your machine or on the r/control you should have a copy button,if you press this you should get a menu come up on screen.It should ask you which way you want to copy,so you will go HDD-DVD-R,then press copy again and it should do it automatic,hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 11, 2009
Good description and good job in narrowing down the problem. The lens is the remaining common denominator.
You need to get a CD/DVD lens cleaner. It should have a disk and a bottle of cleaning solution. They are available in the electronics dept of most chain stores.
A couple drops of cleaning solution on the feathery cleaning element attached to the disk, insert the disk into the machine and hit play. Takes just a couple seconds.
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
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