Has anyone got the new Panasonic S35 player, as I have a problem with mine. Bought it last week from Multiregionmagic (complete with VCR mode) but have only just had the time to hook it up to my system and try it out tonight. I bought it to go with my E50 recorder to enable me to edit RAM discs properly and then dub onto -r's. I have both of these machines + a Sony VHS hooked up to each other so I can finally begin to archive much of my video collection. Things seemed fine at first - I put a couple of DVD's in the S35 to test it and they played fine (both R1 & 2). I then changed the TV Set Up to Letter-Box in the S35 menu as I'm only using a 14inch portable as a monitor for now. This caused a problem (not sure how) as it would now only playback in Black & White - I thought this may be an NTSC issue, but then it played a R1 in colour the first time. I tried a Ram disc that I'd recorded some VHS stuff on and once again it was in B & W! Very puzzling, but I assumed it was still a connections problem and I would find the answer with a little patience. This is where I got a bit more concerned - I realised that the remotes for both the E50 and S35 controlled the basic features of both machines eg; Off/On/Standby/Open/Close, etc. After opening both disc trays by accident with one remote (!) I manually pressed the Close button on the S35, whereupon the word CLOSE stayed displayed in the window. I then pressed Open on the S35 only to find its display now read OPEN - the drawer however stayed shut. I pressed the Off button and after a couple of seconds delay the display changed briefly to BYE, then OFF and then blank. I left the player Off for a few minutes and then manually pressed On. I was greeted by WELCOME TO DVD WORLD scrolling right to left on the display and then it went blank - Open/Close do not work nor do any other functions either manual or via the remote, apart from On/Off/Standby. I tried unplugging from the mains for a few minutes, but it had no effect. My new S35 appears to be dead! I'm aware that there have been a few bugs with the new Panasonic recorders (although I've had no probs with my E50 so far) and I wonder if there are similar ones with their new players? Any ideas how I can get this thing working again without me having to contact MRM and (potentially) going through a load of hassle? If anyone can shed some light on any of these problems I would be most grateful - the B&W playback is secondary to my player being non-functional (although help with any connection tips would also be welcome).