I can only be directed to Panasonic Texas Facility to Service my DMR-E80H. I know that these machines are very good, from year 2003 or so....Mine is in a Locked Up State.....and my Brother has the same Unit, but his troubles are more with his DVD Drive.....I know that Panasonic in Illinois was doing a Flat Rate Exchange/Repair with 1 year warranty for Flat Fee of $130.00. This is no longer being done, I called and they direct me to Texas Panasonic. But I have read that the Texas facility only will exchange the Unit, with a newer, Lesser quality Unit, and I dont know the Fees.
There was mention of a Guy on Ebay, offering the same Services that Panasonic Illinois was offering, replacing the HDD, the DVD Drive, and 2 other things, for Flat Fee of $140.00......Does anyone know of this guy??? Or is anyone is fixing the DMR-E80H Series of DVD recorders?? I need mine serviced, and so does my brother. With mine in a Lock Up state, I dont know if there is a way to Reset, or Update the Firmware....I dont know how to do that. I appreciate any help, or if anyone knows of a Good Service Person, to work on/Fix these Machines. Thank You, Ray