Originally Posted by avjim1
I have several titles saved to HDD on my 3575, but when I hit the title button, title previews won't play, and when I select to either resume playback or start one from beginning, it won't play. Record time shows proper time recorded (1hr). If I exit from the title list, my sound is off until I re-power the unit.
This started after I deleted several titles earlier in the day, before which all was well. After deleting, a "frozen" title became the first title in the list ( 0 time, red dot on preview), which I can't delete. I searched through this thread and understand this can be problematic to remove, but nothing that it would affect other titles.
BTW, if I select and edit a title, the preview window does begin to play.
Any help on fixing this appreciated.
A few weeks, ago I got a Red Dot title on my DVDR3576. I was watching the first of 2 scheduled back to back recordings, while that program was still being recorded, and using Skip. etc. when the tuner switched to the second recording. When I later went to the Title menu, I saw 2 copies of the second recording, and both had the red dot. At the end of the scheduled time, the second copy of the second recording ended normally, but I still had a 0 length Red Dot one.
I saved the un-edited good copy of the second recording(to a DVD+RW), and then tried to delete both. I did not want to do any intervening recording or editing, because of my fears that the 2 copies might be linked in the file tables.
I had no problems getting rid of the properly ended file, but I could not originally get rid of the one with the Red Dot. I was also experiencing sound loss when I went into the Title menu, and I had to power cycle to get sound back.
I happened to go into the Title Menu and selected the Red Dot file. I then initiated a power cycle(Using the Remote), from within the Title Menu system(by accident). When I powered up, and went into the Title Menu, the Red Dot was gone, and I was able to delete the zero length file. After that my sound loss also stopped.
I don't know whether the power down with the problem file selected in the Title Menu actually cleared the Red Dot, or it was just coincidence, but you could give it a try. I don't think it could make things worse.
FYI: I later dubbed the un-edited file back onto the HDD and did a successful edit and save to DVD.