Hi all, I currently have a Panasonic DMR-E55 which is suffering badly from the "Self Check" bug, whereby whenever it starts up (from standby) it will "Self check" > Restart > Self check (into an endless loop), infact, as I type this message now it won't let me play/eject the disc because it's "Checking". It even does this part way through a recording. We've had this DVD recorder for quite a while now but not used it much, now whenever we want to use it, it won't let us! I've heard a few things that it may be; a broken voltage regulator, firmware issues, bad media (which I doubt, because we're using the same batch of discs that worked fine before).. Can anyone clarify how to get it fixed? How much would this cost? (Approx..) Or would it be worth buying a new DVD recorder? I was thinking of jamming an antenna into the RF plug on the back, and hoping that if it was tuned in, it might stop it checking... Any advice would be much appreciated! Kind regards, Aaron.