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Panasonic DMR-ES20 Hello, My DVD Recorder has not been turned on for a while and nothing works anymore. The screen seems to be split in two and theres a little "P" in a small coloured in box on the front display. The remote also doesn't seem to be working, and i've changed the batteries numerous times.

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  • DMR-ES20 Mar 16, 2008

    I have the same split screen problem as zac242 (and one other later poster) for my ES20. My problem is that I cannot even see the menus to TRY the fix before my TV goes to "blue screen". If you could provide the EXACT key sequences, that would be great!

  • moris01 May 03, 2008


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  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2008

    I have the same problem. The screen is now blurry though, so I can't read the menu options to get the thing reset!



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For the remote to work, make sure "video" is selected (instead of "tv"). It's the little button on the remote under the red button at the top that turns on the TV ("TV/Video")
As for the split screen, I've had that happen numerous times (when I lose power or revert to default settings). YOu have to go to Setup, Display, and select 4:3.
I hope I have helped you. I'm having other problems - with the audio. Some channels have no audio (maybe 3 or 4) and 2 channels are in SPANISH!!! (??) Weird that it's not uniform. I even tried reverting to default settings (and got that split screen!), but didn't help. It "jumped" a few times to the input type screen. I'm thinking some chip got fried or something. I've had it almost 2 years, and guess that's the "built-in" obsolescence!! :-)
Good luck!

Posted on Nov 22, 2007


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