I got a used DMR-ES10 (aus model) today primarily to use it for pass through to fix tearing on the top of old VHS. Supposedly this unit fixes that. Anyway it had no remote or manual and only after i won this one a better one came up with remote and manual so i got that second one on the way too. Anyway tonight i fired it up, Thought one of my other newer panny remotes would work but no. I was able to get it to play a DVD though. I noticed that some of the digits on the display on the unit are faint. Is there a quick fix for this or should i not bother? i am fairly good with electronics and soldering. I read other people had this issue too but never saw a solution discussed. Maybe my other unit on the way will be better. I guess its not a real big deal but if its an easy fix i might look into it. Just hope it works some magic on poor tapes like what i have read on many forums.