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Panasonic EH50 timer problem

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by James Fisher, May 31, 2005.

  1. James Fisher

    James Fisher
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    I bought the EH50 because my Philips R70 let me down on a timer recording. :hiya:

    I 've just experienced a worrying thing with a timed recording on Saturday.
    As I was out all day, I wanted to record 2 programmes to the HD.

    I used manual timer settings
    Programme 1 RF
    ITV 11.29 to 13.15
    HD
    XP2

    Programme 2 RF
    BBC 18.59 to 19.50
    HD
    PDC ON
    XP2

    Pressed Timer button
    On return, the unit was switched on, not in standby mode.
    Programme 1 had recorded as expected.
    Programme 2 had only recorded the last 5 mins of the timed programme.
    I checked the timer settings, which were still showing, and the error symbol ! was there. According to the manual this is a problem either with low disk space available or too many titles.

    The disk space in hours was 4:30 (programme timed for 51 mins in XP2)
    There were 32 titles on the HD. The manual says up to 500 is OK.

    Question.
    Has anyone experienced a similiar problem?
    I have both scarts connected to my VHS recorders, ie no SKY box attached.
    I have seen the EXT LINK appear occassionally for no apparent reason, could this be the problem?

    Anything else?
    Thanks for any help. :lease:
     
  2. iandrews

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    I assume the 2nd programme you were recording was Dr Who? If so this may be totally unrelated, but I programmed Dr Who on my Sky+ and that to only recorded the last 5 mins or so. Maybe BBC messed up the PDC (and SKY EPG) info.
     
  3. James Fisher

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    Thanks for your reply. Yes, Dr Who.
    Is PDC unreliable?
    I don't think I'll use it again, just in case.
     
  4. g0pkh

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    IMO,PDC has never been reliable, it has never really been fully implemented, I don't even think it is supported by all channels (CH4 springs to mind)

    Best just stick to programming good old start and stop times allowing for 10 minutes either way of course.

    The beauty of using the HDD is that you can always remove the unwanted stuff afterwards. :thumbsup:

    Pete
     

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