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Panasonic E50 - Dropouts ?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by panaman, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. panaman

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    I have had my E50 now for 11 months and so far it has performed flawlessly, but I think I may have a problem, but i'm not sure. :rolleyes:

    During playback of DVD-RAM (in cartridge) I have lately been experiencing small blips in the playback of the sound, the picture isn't affected.

    I formatted the disc/s and it seems to work for a while, but they seem to be coming back again. Sometimes they are quite frequent i.e. every few seconds, but not continuous, just a couple and that will be it. Other times it will be about every couple of minutes for a period of time and then it will stop.

    I am still using the 6 discs which I purchased when I bought the machine (panasonic caddy type), could they be wearing out?

    The other thing I have yet to try is to record all my BBC1, ITV etc programs on SKY instead of Terestrial as I think so far SKY programs seem to be OK. We are having a couple of problems with erratic signal strength of terestrial, but we have never noticed the blips in sound when we watch.

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated :lease:
     
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    It's not going to be the DVD-RAM disks - if they start to fail the recorder would refuse to record or you'd notice massive MPEG artifacts. First and foremost check your connections: it could be a loose Scart. Therefore unplug/replug everything. And, if possible, change the Scarts. Second check there are no interferences coming through the power supply that may be causing problems - in somecases these can cause problems which could manifest itself with your symptoms. Finally if still no luck try a disk cleaner - although generally the symptoms of that are refusal to read disks.
     
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    Ok, I will give that a try :)

    It's just that the guarantee is ending next month, so if there is a problem I want to get it sorted :smashin:
     

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