E20 Cuts Off During Pause

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  1. lbeck

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    A couple of times now I have put my Panasonic E20 on "pause" while I changed tapes (dubbing from D-VHS to DVD) and the machine cuts off after a minute or two. First, I get the "writing video to DVD" (or something to that effect) then I get a message "not able to finalize recording" and the blamed thing says "Bye" and shuts down. I got some unanticipated shutdowns earlier when using cheap DVD-R blanks, but I assumed inferior media.

    Have any of you E20 users experienced shut-down during pause?
     
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    Hi lbeck. I have used the pause a lot on my E20 and never has it shut down. I often wonder if there is a time limit on it. I have experienced the opposite where the machine would not "pause" when I wanted. That inevitably was due to bad media and I suspect the media is at fault in your case. Malcom.
     
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    Thanks for the reply, Malcom.

    I recorded the 2nd half of my video last night and finalized the disc. Everything appears to be operating okay so I guess the shut-down didn't invalidate anything. I used a Fuji DVD-R and have had success with them in the past.

    I haven't had any problems getting the E-20 to pause when I wanted it to. Also, the other unexpected shud-downs that I've experienced were with really cheap discs and I don't believe that it went through the step of "writing information to disc."

    I'll continue to wonder what caused the recent shut-down during pause, but it didn't appear to do any harm.
     

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