I have owned four Panasonic machines- including two DMR-ES25’s- that work for about two or three weeks then stop reading/recording dvd+rw media. I have tried new brands of media. I have tried not to use a disc more than once or twice. I have had no luck. I now have two machines in the local service center that have been waiting for a part from Panasonic for eight weeks. This is ridiculous. Do these machines not use dvd+rw media worth a crap, or is that a problem with most machines? The reason I ask is because I have a new Liteon machine that is having the same problems.
Generally I use the machine to record TV programs that I want to transfer to my PC to be edited and authored to a new dvd. Very handy to have edited programs for when I travel. I want to use dvd+rw because I can erase repeat programs or shows that I end up not wanting to transfer to my PC.
I always know when the machine is about to breakdown because the machine starts becoming very noisy when a recording is stopped and a chapter is being finalized. It will stop and begin the chapter fianalization, but then the machine locks up and and says there may be a problem with the disc- even with a brand new dvd+rw.
Doe anyone have any advice on a machine that might be more reliable? I don’t mind paying more for a machine if it will work for longer than a month!
Thanks in advance.