[qanda]This thread is about the Panasonic DMR-EX77. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Have had the dmr-ex77 for almost 2 years with very few problems. However this morning i tried to record some programs from the HDD to DVD, which i have done hundreds of times before but this time went wrong.
Was recording in Flexible Record mode which plays the programs as it records them. All started fine but 5 seconds in said there was a problem with disc and went into disc recovery (U88 flashed on display). Now every disc i put in to record onto brings up a message ‘Cannot record, disc is non-recordable’; despite the fact i am using brand-new Philips DVD-Rs which have worked in this player/recorder forever. Tried putting a film dvd in the machine, disc seems to be read (with a much more violent sounding noise than usual), but will not play - brings up an error message on the tv screen but only for a split second so am unable to read it.
Have noticed that on the dvd display there is a small ‘D’ directly above the channel number which never used to be there. Also, when dvd player left empty, the little disc picture still displayed, despite no disc being in the machine. HDD recording/playback seems to be unaffected. Have tried turning on/off and leaving unplugged for a while, not sure what else to do.
Any help gratefully recieved as the online manual from Panasonic doesn’t mention any of this in it’s troubleshooter. Thanks x