PANASONIC DMR-E20 Technical Problem...Help!

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  1. Dick

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    I just purchased a floor model of this unit for a reasonable price, but I've run into a snag not covered in the owner's manual, and the waiting time for a "customer service representative" at the 800 number is ridiculous, so I'm hoping someone out there can help. This machine will apparently not allow me to finalize a disc. I've recorded the program, played it back (looks great!) and all, but when I push the "top menu" button, the machine goes into "play mode" and I get a chapter menu on screen. No icons for any function including, of course, finalizing. I have made sure the machine is in "stop" mode. I have opened and closed the tray and tried the "top menu" button, but no luck. Have tried turning machine off, then on, etc. I have followed the instructions in manual and checked the troubleshooting chart. No help. Anyone out there know if I'm doing something wrong? THANKS!
     
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    Make sure the disc you're trying to finalize is a DVD-R (& not DVD-RAM). Put the disc in & leave it in 'Stop' mode. Press 'Top Window' button (not 'Top Menu') & goto 'Disc Settings'. That's where you can 'Title' the disc & 'Finalize' it.
     
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    Many thanks for your help! All that sweat over nothing - I was misreading "top window" as "top menu," not even thinking about the buttons on the machine itself. All is well.
     

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