Mag 557 Auto Wipe or Dumb User?
Here's a troubling mystery: I own a H2160, MDR527, and a MDR557, all in the same AV rack. Never a problem with the first two. But every year for the past three years, when the 557 gets close to the max 600 stored titles, the entire saved title list mysteriously wipes out, leaving nothing. The first and second times, I blamed user error. Although I have the face of the 557 covered when using the remote on one of the other Mags in the same rack, I thought that by some coincidental combination of commands that I manually triggered a full hard drive purge (HDD Menu Delete All). But when it happened a third time...too much of a coincidence. And I never "accidentally" erased just a single title or had any other remote bleed-through errors.
*Obviously, 557 is on when erasure occurs.
*Usually 20-40 LP hours left on drive.
*Happens at approx. same time of year when close to 600 titles are saved.