I have an Emerson combination DVD player/VCR player & recorder. Even when it's not on (but still plugged in), the machine's case is really warm, almost hot, to the touch all over the case no matter where you touch. I've had the unit over a year and it seems to work fine. When I remove any DVDs from the unit, they are very warm too.
I also have a Panasonic DVD recorder that's about 8 months old, and when it's not in use (but still plugged in), one side of the machine's case is slightly warm, but not hot to the touch.
My concern is that is this normal? Or is there something wrong with the unit(s) that could lead to a fire? I left both machines unplugged today, waiting until I can get some advice from you all. I am just concerned as to what is "normal" and what is an overheating or fire hazard.
Thanks for your help.