My setup is NTL cable box; Panasonic TV less than 3 months old with 2 SCARTS (one is RGB). I have just received the recorder 2 days ago and am trying to set it up. Having connected up the recorder to the equipment as suggested in the instruction manual diagram, when I switch on I get a symbol rotating on the front panel continously and never getting any further. (I can't even open the disc tray.) The only way to power off the recorder is to hold in the on/off switch for 10 seconds. If I remove the power lead from the recorder to simulate a powercut the recorder does not go into recovery mode. It seems as if the recorder has frozen. Has anyone else had this problem? If so what was the solution?