Hi Just thought i would mention this and i apologise if this may be a duplicate thread... I purchased a Panasonic DMRE50 approximately three years ago, the unit,however was riddled with problems,and i believe Panasonic instigated a recall,as mine was replaced at no extra cost to a DMRE55. It has been working fine until recently, the unit now,however, will not read RAM, and displays " Unable To Format" etc. In essence it will not read or record to any media irrespective of age. I was wondering if this model like it's predecessor has inherent faults,as most owners appear to have some problem of sorts after a year or two. I also owned a Yamaha dvd s80,which i believe was manufactured by Panasonic but badged Yamaha. This unit gave up the ghost after about two years, displaying "H07" messages,which i believe relate to the dvd drive. Does this mean,that certain Panasonic Dvd Recorders/Players are full of faults?