Panasonic EH60D Multiregion - Problem with R1 playback during DVB recording

Andy C

Standard Member
Hi Guys,

I bought myself the new Panasonic DMR-EH60D multiregion from Super-Fi. The machine is working great apart from one thing... I cannot playback a Region 1 (NTSC) DVD when recording from the DVB tuner to the HDD, or even when the timer is set.

When either recording via the timer, manually recording or even when the timer is in standby, if I press the DVD button I get the DVD Video logo. All well and good so far. However, when I hit play it says "Warning: Incompatible TV system setting !"

I can only playback Region 1 discs when there is no recording set, yet oddly enough, I can playback Region 2 (PAL) discs during DVB recording, just not Region 1.

Is this something to do with the player not being able to use both PAL and NTSC encoder/decoder at the same time? If this is the case then it's a big downside for me as most of my DVDs are R1.

Any suggestions?



Established Member
My guess would be that it is that the DVD recorder is set to pal while recording or in timer mode and it cannot play or do anything with ntsc at the same time. I may be wrong though. I have placed my order for a 60D as well should get it tomorrow morning.


Standard Member
Rob_J You're not wrong.
You cannot playback NTSC DVDs while recording from a PAL source.
I have a Panasonic DMR-HS2 and its says the same thing. Its not a malfunction. I think its states that in the manual.

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