My ES-20 is going back in the box, and back to the store as soon as I have time to get rid of it.
I've had it for a week, and things were going well at first. I've been recording the Olympics on the DVR, then snaging highlights on the DVD.
Last night, I set the thing to record the entire opening ceremonies and went to bed. This morning I found the ES-20 frozen solid, and once I rebooted it wouldn't recognize the disc that had been burned.
I figured I'd flash the firmware and see how that works. The update went smoothly, and I went back grabbing Olympic highlights.
That's when it happened again. I had something like 25-26 clips on the DVD, and was adding another when the ES-20 once again locked up. Again, I had to re-boot, and again I had a disc that the player doesn't recognize. The display simply says "Err"
I'm really, really upset about this. In the grand scheme of things it is not a big deal, but I am a big Olympic Games freak, and I'm sorry to have lost all of that work.
Unless someone can point me to a magic bullet that will salvage my highlight DVD, this thing is going back, and it will be the last Panasonic product I buy.
After reading this thread, and my own experiences, I'm convicned that the ES-20 is A PIECE OF WORTHLESS JUNK.