My model is not listed; the drop-down menu goes from Panasonic DMR-E15 to DMR-E35. It skips mine: DMR-ES25.
I have a Panasonic DMR-ES25 DVD recorder. I use only Maxell DVD-Rs to record from my cable(tv). Every since I got it, it occasionally gave me the “U88” error some time during recording, but it’s gotten to be one out of 10-20 times now. It stops recording, mid-recording, gives me the U88 readout on the front panel, and shuts down. When I start it up again, it tells me “There might have been a problem with the disc - please try another disc.” That disc is now unwritable; sometimes part of what I recorded is playable; sometimes it tells me I have an incompatible disc, and it won’t play any part of it. I doubt very much if I have this many bad blank discs. I feel sure it’s a problem with the recorder.
Does anyone have any information about this problem, and any solutions that don’t involve spending much money?