Originally Posted by stressbox
I powered up the recorder and it was in the DVD mode loading a disk and starting to play. I wanted to play an HDD recorded title and the HDD button didn't change to HDD. So I hit the "set up" button and, Titles and then played the recording that way. Somehow this procedure automatically changes to HDD.
After playing the HDD recording, erasing it and pressing "stop" I pressed DVD and nothing happened. I opened the disc tray, shut it and the DVD button worked and the DVD icon showed at the upper right of the screen.
A bit confusing to me.
It is a bit confusing... I posted something on a test I did and then couldn't duplicate the results, so here we try again!
Here's some info on how the "normal" HDD/DVD button switches should work.
If you're playing a title from either drive and press the OTHER drive button, that Stops the playing title, leaves it in a Resume position, AND switches you to your selected drive.
If you turn the unit off then on again, the drive that was selected when you turned off will still be the selected drive, even if you leave a DVD in the tray when it's turned on. It will show Loading on front panel, but if HDD drive is last used, you won't see the Loading progress bar on screen until you switch to the DVD drive.
My "Titanic" commercial movie is where I could duplicate your experience... somewhat. This DVD has a "Continue" option built in for when you stop playing mid-show, eject the disc, then reload it, it auto-selects the Continue menu with two other options. While on that menu, I couldn't get ANY buttons to work... I had to PLAY (or press OK) on the "Continue" option, then press STOP, which then allowed normal ops again.
Apparently, it's like when you press the Title Menu button to show a disc title screen, you have to press STOP to get out of that menu cuz the machine has to play the disc to show the title screen. Except,here, while on the Title Menu screen, you CAN still press the HDD button and it will STOP the DVD and switch to the HDD.
Since NO buttons got me out of the "Continue" mode on "Titanic," it must not be same as your exp. where you were able to use other buttons to get to the HDD title list.
Whenever you get the "no-can-do" slashed-circle when you press the HDD button, it's possible that you've got a DVD trying to do something that requires you to press PLAY then STOP to get control back... maybe even just STOP???