I was wondering if there would be subforums added for the likes of Sony RDR-VX525/555 etc, Samsung DVD-VR357 and LG DR-787T and RC-797T, since I regularly receive these and repair them it would be good for some suggestions, firmware DLs, etc. I am having about a 70% luck rate. When I receive 10, I can produce 7 good ones and create 3 'carcasses'. Most of the time, the disc drive is bugged, and there I am rammed. I did proceed with the Saint Baz procedure and did rescue a few disc drives. I am elated to have the Panasonic forums since I receive from time to time things like DMR-EZ27/28 and DMR-EZ17. Thanks for all the info in there.