Hi All Beggining to think I have a problem with my E50. I just bought some new (10) Panasonic DVD-Ram discs and my less than 1 year old (new bought off ebay) E50 will not read the discs. Just keeps coming up this disc is protected and won't record. This is on all 10 new discs! I tried in the menu removing the lock but it will not activate the lock off setting. Anybody got any suggestions? This has me baffled as all my other DVD-Ram discs (except one which does the same thing) - work fine. As do DVD-R discs. I say work fine but I have the same freeze ups and other error problems ocassionaly I see in the forum about the E50. Dave.