Question about Panasonic DMR-EX85EB-S DVD Recorder/HDD Recorder

1 Answer

Formatting discs Re: panasonic dvd recorder DMR-EX85. Am attempting to copy from the hard drive onto dvd-rw disc. System advises I need to format the disc. How do I do this? Thanks, frustrated!

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 3 tips or uploaded 2 video tips.


    An expert who has written 2 tips or uploaded 1 video tip.

  • Expert
  • 71 Answers
Re: formatting discs - Panasonic DMR-EX85EB-S DVD Recorder/HDD Recorder DVD & Blu-Ray Players

Make sure the disk is DVD-R(W)

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

3 Answers

When I try to record a show. There is no picture on the disc when I'm done. Its just a white noise screen. I finalize the disc too. there is no prompt to tell me to format the disc.

If the disc playes back then the problem is not with the DVD unit. In order to record white noise, the channel selected for record is probably not tuned in. Try recording the same channel on to video tape and see what results you get.

Mar 09, 2011 | Panasonic DMR-EZ47V DVD Recorder/VCR

5 Answers

DVD/VHS Panasonic DMR ES30V.I have a "digibox which, via the Autotune facility, has input "Free to Air" stations. However,I can only record/replay digital channels 1 - 5.others e.g BBC4...


channels 1-5 gets signal from the digital receiver.

and the other channels are from the autotune facility connected to the TV ?

Keep us posted and thank you for using our service.
FixYa for all your troubleshooting needs.

Jun 19, 2008 | Panasonic DVD & Blu-Ray Players

2 Answers

I am trying to record with a sony dvd-r disc and the recorder don't recognize it. the only disc that works is the dvd ram 4.7 but that disc does not work on other standard dvd players. what is the answer?

According to the official description of that recorder, you should have no problem, this is from the description for the DMRES15:

Recordable DVD Media

Record your favorite shows onto DVD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM DVD discs. The DMR-ES15 is also compatible with DVD+R Double layer media and provides up to 14 hours of media recording.

Multi-Format Player

Don't worry about limited playback capabilities, the DMR-ES15 can play DVD, DVD-RW (VR Mode), DVD-RW (Video Mode), DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, VCD and CD-DA discs. Also, you can play your favorite songs from CDs or MP3 files, and JPEG images.

Nov 29, 2009 | Panasonic DMRES15 DVD Recorder

1 Answer

My Panasonic DMR-EX85 is locked into region 2 Can you help to to make is Region Free please Thank you Roger

TRY DMR-E85 DVD Recorder Firmware Update
Version DL-106
  • Compatible Models DMR-E85HS
  • Issues Addressed Issues Addressed
    1. Corrects DVD Recorder hang-up or freezing during DVD playback caused by connection to Scientific Atlanta cable box model # 3250.
    2. Improves playability of discs with high reflection detected.
    3. Improves playability of discs with fingerprints.
    4. Improves disc playability corresponding to CPRM.
    5. Improves playability of DVD-RAM x16 discs

    Oct 26, 2009 | Panasonic DMR-E85H DVD Recorder

    1 Answer

    Shows unformat when DVD+RW inserted

    Disc need formating. While disc is in the unit press Function on the remote then arrow down to Other Function then OK button then select DVD Management then select Format disc.

    Sep 21, 2009 | Panasonic DMR-EZ47V DVD Recorder/VCR

    1 Answer

    Failure to accept DvD Ram discs in a Panasonic DMR-E55 Recorder

    Possibilities are that the laser lens needs cleaning (use a proprietary cleaning disc) or that - as long as you are sure you have original manufacturers' discs and not fakes - the discs are scratched or dirty.

    Feb 20, 2009 | Panasonic DMR-E55 DVD Recorder

    1 Answer

    Format dvd rw on eh57

    ...go to:-

    function menu
    to others
    format disc

    make sure you have a disc inserted first

    Mar 16, 2008 | Panasonic DMR-EH57 HDD Recorder Player

    1 Answer

    DVD Recorder will not format blank DVDs

    I kept formatting DVD's until I got the unit to work. Mainly, it was some DVD's I had earlier problems formatting. I tried two new DVD's (Maxell DVD-RW) and they worked thus far. I truly think the unit needs to be taken to authorized service center for evaluation or minor maintenance. My suggestion is to verify the DVD's will work with unit. Try to use better quality ones like TDK or Maxell. Thanks for responding to my problem. If I have others, I will contact you.

    Feb 09, 2008 | Panasonic DMR-ES40V DVD-Video Recorder

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Panasonic DMR-EX85EB-S DVD Recorder/HDD Recorder Logo

    Related Topics:

    252 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Panasonic DVD & Blu-Ray Players Experts


    Level 3 Expert

    4518 Answers

    The Knight
    The Knight

    Level 3 Expert

    66552 Answers

    Donald DCruz
    Donald DCruz

    Level 3 Expert

    17129 Answers

    Are you a Panasonic DVD and Blu-Ray Player Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides