I just bought the ES20 DVD recorder & recorded my daughter on a network TV show using Imation 8x DVD-R media.
The recorded DVD works fine on the ES20S and also on our Panasonic 5-disk DVD player. When playing back the DVD-R on my Mac computer (G4/OS 10.3.9), it hangs/freezes at about 3 minutes into playback (until then audio/video are great).
I burned a copy of the original recording using Toast 6.0 & Taiyo Yuden 16x DVD-R media. The copy hangs/freezes during playback at the same place on the computer AND now on both the DVD recorder & player mentioned above (where the original works fine).
I've made many DVD back-up copies of my DVD collection for safekeeping so I know that my burner/computer are working fine.
Panasonic tech support suggested updating firmware (done tonight) to address 8x & 16x media compatibility. Test burn of ordinary TV show had same results--now the original hangs/freezes at 10 seconds into playback on Mac although plays fine on ES20. Ripped w/ Mac The Ripper and same playback results on computer.
Any ideas? Help me please. Thank you.