DMR-E50 problem

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Alan Mayhew, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. Alan Mayhew

    Alan Mayhew Auditioning

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2004
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    I just purchased a dmr-e50 dve recorder along with some memorex dvd-r disc. My problem is that about half of the disc don't seem to work or maybe it is the recorder. This is what happens. about one minute into recording a small white box appears in the front of the dvd sayving "dvd". the light goes out and the front of the recorder says "bye" then the word recover comes on. after this the front of the screen looks normal but the machine locks up. I can not turn it off or open the disc tray without unplugging it. Can someone help with the problem or solution?
    thanks
    alan
     
  2. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 1998
    Messages:
    21,763
    Likes Received:
    2
    I have an E80. What you're describing is typical of what happens with a Panasonic DVD recorder when it gets a defective or incompatble disc. If you do a search for the word "recover" in this forum, you'll find a previous thread.

    I have never heard anything good about Memorex's blank DVD-Rs. I'd suggest trying a different brand. A search for threads about Panasonic players should bring up some suggestions.

    M.
     
  3. alan halvorson

    alan halvorson Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 1998
    Messages:
    2,009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Although I also have had poor luck with Memorex DVD-R's on my E80, it certainly wasn't to the extent you're having. I'd try another brand of DVD-R's, and if the problem doesn't go away, return the player to be fixed or, as it's so new, replaced.
     
  4. Rob Mac

    Rob Mac Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    May 27, 2001
    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada.
    Real Name:
    Rob
    Yes, do try another brand but, I have used 20 or more Memorex and have only had one fail. I have since switched to TDK and Maxell with zero failures.
     

Share This Page