I don't expect a solution to this however this message is posted for awareness of a potential issue with the RDXS32 and DVD-RAM. I've had problems in two areas using the supplied Toshiba DVD-RAM disc (type 2 singled sided). The disc is in brand new condition and not dirty at all. The first problem is that timer recording to DVD-RAM does not work. The message "an unexpected error has occured" appears on the screen & then recording does not commence. Manually activating recording to the same disc works fine. Secondly, executing "DVD-RAM physical format" from the setup screen does not work. It churns away for about an hour and then says "This disc can not be formatted". Subsequently the DVD-RAM disc is unusable. It can not be "logically formatted" (from the quick menu) & is not recognised by the machine afterwards. There is some ambiguous mumbo-jumbo in the manual that fluffs over whether physical format of DVD-RAM will work or not. I just tried it out to see if it made any difference to the timer recording problem. My machine has the ZL10/1414 firmware.