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Plays for a minute or two - then just shuts itself off

My DMR EH 75 V (just recently out of warranty) has mysteriously stopped functioning properly.  When attempting to view a DVD or something recorded on the HD, it will play for a minute or two and then just say "BYE" and shut down.  Is it trash time?
Thanks for any help.

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  • heb112 Jun 28, 2008

    Mine just started doign the same thing...I've had it for about 18 months, bought new but of course now out of warranty. Not quite sure what to do.

  • heb112 Sep 15, 2008

    Haneth, I think mine did that for a very short while before it completely went haywire. One day it would not record what it was supposed to (or just a few seconds/minutes), but then it would be fine for a few days. Hope yours doesn't progress the same way.

  • LloydH Sep 15, 2008

    I have figured out a workaround that works for me.  The problem seems to have something to do with the damned TV Guide feature, which has never worked for me (I have DirecTV).  I have found that by resetting the whole program - push and hold, (I think it's <<<< - check the manual) on the box itself - until it shuts off - restart and enter all the settings for the unit and the TV Guide thing.  It works for a while, but every so often it screws itself up and you have to do it all again.  It's worth it for now, 'cause I don't see anything out there on the market as capable and that I like as much as the EH75VS.

    Lloyd H

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    just recently my eh75v started tuning off after a couple of minutes...I thought is was a programmable remote sending the wrong codes...but using just the front panel of the box made no difference. I'll try the reset as suggested earlier and see how it goes.

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    ok - so I previously posted as guest. no luck with the reset (channel up/down for 10-15 seconds). Firmware posting from panasonic site was not available (ftp site did not have the file). I called the panasonic support line, and they had no support/diagnosis for the issue. They offered to have me send it to their repair facility (it is out of warranty) for $130 (shipping included). I declined, to do a little more work on my own...

  • pasquale319 Mar 29, 2009

    I think I had a similar sympton, but not sure what caused the problem in the first place since 2-3 events occurred in the same timeframe. I have had a Panasonic DMR-EH75V since mid-2007. I love it. I just recently encountered the "plays for a minute or tow, then shuts itself off". The Panasonic service center were not aware of this sympton and could not help. This sympton would occur with my DVD as well as the hard-drive recordings. I couldn't run setup since my unit would go off before I could finish the setup. However, I then connected my unit to my old analog TV, and I was able to run setup. Then I switched my cables back to the LCD TV and everything seems to work fine.

    Not sure what contributed to the problem. Here are the 2-3 events that recently occurred. My new Samsung LCD TV went out (on/off/on/off) and the motherboard had to be replaced. At the same time, I could not set the time (as well as losing the TV Guide) - this was as a result of the switch from analog to digital (PBS will no longer provide the timing signal nor the TVGOS signal, but both the TV guide and the timing signal will get fixed in May). I also switched from the HDMI-HDMI calbe to the RCA cables, but that didn't appear to be a root cause. I could only guess that between the TV and the Panasonic unit, the Panasonic firmware got confused. But I'm just guessing.


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Mine will intermittently record only the first minute or two of a tv show I have queued up to regularly record. It seems to happen anywhere from every show to every 5-10.

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