[QUOTE=january5521;2212206]Hopefully someone can help me!
I have a Panasonic DMR-ES20, and I bought a package of SONY DVD+R discs to record with. I put the disc in, it read the disc, and I recorded. Then, once the recording was done, I hit play and it says
“Cannot read. Please check the disc”
I tried ejecting the CD and putting it back in, it made some weird scratching sounds while trying to read the disc and delivered the same error message.
I thought maybe it was just that disc, but I tried it with a few others in the package. They go in fine, read fine, then record fine, but when I try to playback, I get the error (and no scratching sound).
I have a Verbatim DVD+R disc that I tried recording, and it played back fine.
Any help with my Sony DVD+R discs???
Thanks in advance![/QUOTE]
There are issues here.
The DMR-ES20 is a 2005 model. Panasonic’s 2005 models do not support DVD+R or DVD+RW media, see the DMR-ES20 Operating Instructions at page four. You may use DVD-R or DVD-RAM discs. There may also be a list of approved media appearing on the top or front of the DMR-ES20. DVD+R media will not be found among the approved formats.
Will you be able to record on DVD+R media? Perhaps, sometimes. But you may also notice a squealing noise that you don’t hear when you record with the approved DVD-R or DVD-RAM discs.
My suggestion–do not even attempt to use DVD+R media with any 2005 model Panasonic. The year of manufacture is indicated by the first number appearing in a Panasonic serial number. The letter following the first number indicates the month of manufacture, so 5A=January 2005, 5B=February 2005, 5C=March 2005, and so on.
The DVD Forum first recognized the DVD+R format on 25 January 2008.
Cleaning the DVD Drive’s rubber hub mounted atop the spindle should improve performance for discs that are approved for use in the DMR-ES20.