Originally Posted by tbal2000
This also happened on my 3575 while attempting a HSD of a "Terminator" series episode--seemingly at the very end of the dubbing process. I thought it sure took its time informing me the disk wasn't recordable. You are very likely right that there is a problem on the HD. I don't know if it was obvious during playback (mostly because the problem was at the very end of the program), but if he does a real time dub like I did, the dub will hang up at the problem spot. In my case it was while the credits were rolling so I was able to save the recording.
This happened about 18 months ago and has never happened again so you would think if there was a problem on the HD I would have stumbled across it again. I do a lot of recording and a fair amount of dubbing.
I've encountered a few titles that returned an error when attempting a high-speed dub. More often than not this will occur with the older models (3575, 3576, 2080) perhaps where a title divide falls too close to a chapter mark. That's one reason why one should keep chapter marks at 10 minute or longer intervals.
With the 2160 and newer models the chapter mark depiction in the editing window helps one determine where to avoid using a title divide. It's also my experience that the 2160 is more forgiving than the earlier models in the positioning of title divides close to chapter marks.
When I find this problem I usually fast forward through the hard drive recording in order to find the problematic portion, often toward the end of the title. Sometimes that portion can be edited out with a mid-cut but if the recorder freezes RETURN/BACK will sometimes allow one to escape the freeze. Other times powering off the recorder is necessary. I make a notation of the exact spot where the problem occurs so that I may ease up to that spot for editing. If the problematic portion is not essential to the program content a title divide just before and just following the problematic material might be necessary. Sometimes the only remedy is to delete the problematic fragment.
Sometimes I retain a problematic hard drive fragment, one each on my 3576 and one of my 2160 models, when the problem fragment is unrelated to a title divide.
My thought is that retention of the problematic fragment prevents a new recording using a potentially problematic hard drive sector.
Wajo has described one of the SKIP utilities that can determine if there is are problems with the hard drive. Unfortunately that utility results in the loss of all hard drive titles. There are a few titles on those hard drives that I want to retain for future use in various compilations.