Last night after recording a movie to the HDD i tried to add the title and thumbnail pic.but all of a sudden the numbered keys (0-9) didn't seem to work(the recorder wouldn't respond) and i couldn't add the title(the batteries are good).Then the "^" and ">" buttons stopped working along with the "stop" and "clear" buttons,although the "play" button still worked.I couldn't understand why the unit suddenly started screwing up,but since it was late i just decided to unplug the unit overnight and hope for the best.
Today when i plugged the unit in and turned it on nothing good happened.In fact,besides the numbered buttons,"stop"/"clear" buttons and the "^" ">" buttons not working,the "record"button also didn't work on the remote control or front panel,but the "play" button still worked.To stop playback i had to turn the unit off.
I checked the HDD using one of the skip codes-no problem there-didn't really think there was a problem with the HDD.I figured it was somewhere in the FW but not being a techie i didn't know quite what to do.So i did a hard reset which was not entirely successful.The numbered keys started working again along with the other buttons but when i added the title/thumbnail,it failed to record that info.to disc.
Instead,after the "writing to disc" was done,the title/thumbnail not only failed to appear,but i also got the recording error:"Can't record to disc" Error Code: E454043e02.I tried several times to add the title/thumbnail,but each time the same thing happened.So i tried a second hard reset,this time it "took". The recorder is now working properly but i don't know for how much longer.
I have never heard of anybody posting with a problem like this.This is a first AFAIK
One more thing.While i never lost the ability to HSD a movie to disc,i did lose the ability to record directly to disc even after the first hard reset when the "record" button started working again.I could record to the HDD,but not directly to disc until after the second hard reset.