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New user help on PANA DMR-E55

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Richard8655, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. Richard8655

    Richard8655
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    All,

    New owner of Panasonic DMR-E55K. Can anyone advise me about the folllowing?

    1) No chapters appear on my finalized 6-hour DVD-R (now DVD Video). Only one chapter for the entire 6-hour recording appears under Direct Navigator. Rumor is that 5-minute auto chapters were supposed to have been inserted automatically. Is there some setting I missed to active this automatic feature?

    2) Confused about which DVD-R discs work and which don't with this unit.
    Local store (shop for UK readers) has variety of DVD-R's, but disc speed selections vary from 2X, 1-4X, 8X, 16X, up to 52X . The Pana DMR-E55 manual seems to imply only 1-4X DVD-R discs should be used. Does this mean that higher speed discs are incomaptible with this unit?

    Thanks, Richard
     
  2. CHR1S

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    Hi Richard - I will try to help with my limited knowledge....

    1) If you press the Skip button it will forward the movie by aprox 5 minutes, likewise if you press the numbered buttons on the remote this corresponds to chapters...

    2) I believe the best DVD-R discs are the Panasonic own brand type, however I have used bth Datawrite 4x & 8x and Rytec 4x speed DVD-R discs with only 1 of the Datawrite 4x discs giving me any bother with playback on another stand-alone player. I think the speed of the disc is pretty irrelivent - the max speed DVD-R currently avaliable is 8x, i think you are refering to CD-R when you mean 52x?

    Chris
     
  3. Richard8655

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    Hi Chris,

    Thanks much. The 5 minute skip worked. Not documented anywhere in the manual. And they don't show up as separate chapters, which I would have thought would be displayed as chapters under Direct Navigator.

    Yes, you're right. I was confused by 52X, as those disics would be CD-R. Glad to hear we can use just about any speed DVD-R disc with the E55.

    Again, thanks for enlightening me.

    Richard
     
  4. ScoobyWR1

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    I too have just bought a DMRE55EBS. Regarding reply to question 1, I have tried pressing skip buttons but nothing happens, pressing manual skip just skips by 30 seconds. Is there any way to alter this in the settings anywhere?
     
  5. Mep

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    Although I've yet to try it there is a 'create chapter' button on the remote control for my E55.
     
  6. Selectortone

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    It does say in the manual that when a DVD-R is finalised chapters of approximately 5 minutes are created but it doesn't seem to be happening with my E55.
     

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