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post #1 of 10 Old 08-21-2003, 04:01 PM - Thread Starter
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You are scrolling thru the program titles and it starts playing each highlighted program even though I am just looking, or scrolling through them to get to what I want. What's up with that? Not only is it annoying, it overuses the laser and playback mechanisms.
Is there a work around to read my program titles but not start playing each one? I tried using pause, that didn't work. Did I set some menu wrong, I want to change it, then.
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and it is annoying. Hope someone offers a solution. I bet it's one of those user friendly things that doesn't get fixed until the 29th generation of machine
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Poor Panasonic. They can't win for losing. Shame on them for thinking that people might need to preview a piece of the program rather than commit to memory the exact location and title number of a program on a hard drive with 50 other programs stored on it.

Of course you could just scroll a little faster down the list and take advantage of the built in delay prior to the playback starting...
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This is a good sign for Panasonic when people have to dig this deep to complain about something on their recorder.

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Interesting responses, but I think it's poor to have the laser start playing and searching the hard drive just because I'm scrolling thru numerous program titles. My programs are all named but I'm only recording theatrical movies, I guess it has a use for un-named programs or look-a-like home movies.

The laser has a fixed life. I don't think it's that nit-picky at all. It shouldn't play a program until you indicate you want it to play it.
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Interesting responses, but I think it's poor to have the laser start playing and searching the hard drive just because I'm scrolling thru numerous program titles.
The laser has a fixed life.
You also have to remember that the laser isn't active at all when playing HDD material, so there is no wear.
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Giga- vf and jeff are right- IMHO, Panny with the E-80 is 12-18 months ahead of any competition( remember during the Cold War when they said the USA was 5 years ahead of the Russians?- it was true but it probably was more like 10 years). Bottom line -SO FAR- this is a great unit. We just hope it does not start doing what the 985 did after 8-13 months. I think the pretty good reliability track record of the Panny HS2 portend a decent reliability factor for the E-80.

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I wasn't questioning the reliability. I just didn't want the laser working and tracking when I didn't need it too. I guess I don't know how a hard drive works. What reads the data from the hard drive?
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What reads the data from the hard drive?
Heads built into the drive that "float" above the surfaces as the disk spins by. These are magnetic, not optical.. No lasers in there.... There is an actuator arm that has to move the head(s) when it seeks around , but hard-drive mechanisms are sealed, and extremely reliable.
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Pause works for me.
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