Okay here's hoping I can explain this. Had machine a couple of days now and just tonight I noticed fairly loud whiring wooshing type noise when I have a DVD-RAM (cartridge) inserted into the machine. This noise is the same regardless of whether the machine is recording, playing or just on( out of standby) with a Ram disc inserted into the machine .I tried removing the disc from cartridge and no change. Less than amused I inserted a finalised -R disc and a couple of movies just to see if it was disc related and sure enough the machine was quiet. I'm confused by this as if it was a warped disc then I could understand it but the machine is noisy even after I've pressed stop ( no disc finalization going on either) and waited several minutes by which time one would assume the disc would have stopped spinning. Before I ring the Panny shop I was wondering if anyone can shed some light on this. The manual stated increase disc noise when finalising but nothing about the above problem.