I bought a Panasonic DMR-E85 in May (multi-region capable). It was working fine until a couple of weeks ago. Then it started to reject discs -- or rather, it comes up on screen that there is no disc. I phoned the company I bought it from, and they said to try a lens cleaner. Apparently a problem with DVD recorders is that they gather dust very easily(?). This seemed to work, but sometimes it still doesn't play discs (of whatever region). If you re-boot, that usually does the trick. An addition problem now is that it won't 'finalise' any of my DVD-Rs once I've copied onto them. I'm currently using discs manufactured by Ritek (but the very same set were working fine up until a few weeks ago). It starts to finalise, then a message comes up saying "Finalising has failed". Dubbing onto the disc in the first place, from the HDD, had its problems too and didn't work initially. Surely there must be something wrong with the disc drive? I can't say I'm too chuffed about this, it was an expensive piece of equipment to be breaking down after 6 months. Any advice from anyone? Thanks in advance.