"Erases Programs"1.0 starson by sonewa
Pros: Easy to use remote
Cons: Erases Programs. Wasted 2 out of 3 disks
Summary: Have had this unit for 2 days. Out of the 3 disks I've recorded, only one saved. Both had about 6 programs on each and I had even changed the titles and thumbnails on them. When I recorded the last show and was ready to finalize, all the programs were gone! When I looked at Disk Management it would say 0 programs and 17 minutes left to record.
Lest you think I did something wrong. I have a Panasonic DMR-ES10 that I love, which I have had NO problem with. The functions and uses are almost identical so I don't think it's user error. I bought the ES20 because the ES10 is no longer in stores.
When the first wipe out occured it was a DVD+R disk. I then put in a DVD-R and it did not erase. I then tried a different brand of DVD+R disk (all of them name brands) and it erased the programs again. One of the reasons for buying this unit was the ability to record to -R or +R. Most of my family have +R players so I need to be able to record on this disc format.
I will return this unit and may try a different unit but I am a little gun shy. What I probably should do is just buy the ES10 online as I did before. I am VERY disappointed with the waste of my time.