Good then. The Playlist feature allows you to construct a 'virtual' video program from the recorded material on the hdd. The contents of the original program are not altered or physically edited. This permits you to edit out segments without affecting the original recording. For instance, you place chapter markers around commercial breaks, and then use playlists to isolate the recorded show by selecting the chapters that contain the show. The final playlists plays the program without those commercials (or other unwanted segments). You can high speed dub that playlist to RAM or -R, sans those deleted segments.
My old E85 allowed me to place segmented chapters in whatever order that I wished. I'll assume that the E80 can do the same. You can even create a playlist culling chunks from different recorded programs on the hdd--though note, you will not be able to high speed dub such a playlists if the record mode of those different programs are all different (meaning, if you recorded one episode of NCIS in SP mode, and another in LP mode, while you can create a playlist combining both of those episodes, a dubbing of that playlist will be in real time-the length of the combined material, and not a high speed dub that would last 10-15 mins).
So your playlist creation process would be
-Highlight the home movie on the hdd.
-click Sub menu
-click View chapter
-the program appears in a window and starts playing. Place chapter markers at the points where you would want segments to be reordered.
-Exit the chapter workspace by pressing Return.
-Remember the number this program occupies on the hdd (program number 1, 2, 3, etc)
Enter the Playlist UI by pressing Function
-look for playlists (you may need to press sub menu to locate Create Playlist-it's been a long while, I miss my Panny E85, going on memory here)
-Once in Playlists, click add Chapter in order to load the program into the playlist. The menu will present a row featuring all recorded shows on the drive. Scroll to the number your home movie is and press Enter to load it. Press Return to back out of this screen and return to Playlist UI.
Now back under Playlists, the single playlist you've created should be there and already highlighted.
-press Sub menu and click
-There, you'll see all the thumbnails for the chapters you've made. Highlight one you want moved, and press Sub menu. Look for ''Move chapter''or something similar. It should be highlighted, and use the arrow buttons to move it to the position you want. You can rearrange them all in the order you wish. Exit by pressing Return, taking you back to Playlists.
-Play it to see i you have things where you want them. You can ff, or II> skip ahead while playing, to quickly check how it looks.
The playlist will remain on the hdd, as long as the original program is on the drive. If you delete the original, the Playlist version will be removed.
Whew. LOL. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. There are still a few long time Panny users here, who love going over this kind of stuff.