Originally Posted by Bill1313
Can someone Please check & see when you are doing a "Manual" FR recording can you "Pause" the recording to cut out commercials & etc & also how does it handle Dual Layer Discs on playback & in the Menu System (Titles & Etc)? Thanks.
Bill1313 and ncaahoops,
Are you both reffering to the ES20 when you speak of NOT being able to pause a manual set FR recording to delete commercials?
I have the ES30V(VCR/DVD Recorder) and have used the manual FR recording modes(on DVD-RW's and -R's) and have had no problems pausing(or stopping to create new title's if I want) the recordings to delete out commercials/etc.
I did this during the Steeler's run to the Super Bowl this year on DVD-RW's. I set the manual record to 2HR 55min(just in case of an overtime game), and as I watched the game's, I would pause the unit(using the remote) when the commercials began, and press pause again when they came back from commercials to begin the recording again(I know this would all be a hell of alot easier with an HDD recorder, but since I don't do this often, I have not been able to justify the cost of one yet).
I used the -RW discs because if the Steelers had lost the game(WHICH THEY NEVER DID!!! WOOHOO!!!!!) I could simply use the -RW disc again, after re-formating it to erase it, for something else.
I've done about 10-15 recordings this way with no problems. After finalizing the -RW they all play fine in any dvd player I have come across.
Is this something Panny took away in the later models? It doesn't allow you just to pause an FR manually set recording?
Seems strange they would do that(eliminate that ability), but of course stranger things have been done.