Have recently purchased the Panasonic DMR-E80HS and have as yet been successful in dubbing anything from the HD to a DVD-R. Been to dozens of forums which relate the horrors of finding compatible media which works reliably. Have tried Maxwll and Verbatim so far (not one good one) and have BeAll blanks on order from Meritline - keeping my fingers crossed. DVD-R compatible is set to on. Original program material was recorded to HD in SP mode, and is under two hours in length. Neither high speed dubbing or SP record mode to DVD-R seems to work and the scenario is always the same. Several minutes into the transfer I get the "error has occurred" message, then "recover mode", and finally, "check disk" and then I have yet another coaster. Visual inspection of the reported bad disk reveals very narrow band of recorded material so I know it was written to for at least a small period of time. I'm willing to keep trying different media but am concerned about the time period I have for returning the unit as defective, if in fact, it actually is. I'm beginning to think I might have a lemon even though it seems to dub OK to the Panasonic DVD-RAM disk that came with the unit. Anyone else having this same problem? Suggestions?