as far as I know dvd / blu ray recorder seems to be working fine. didn't know the firmware could be updated as the recorder is not connected to internet.
the problem recording to HDD only started last week and suspected a damaged or corrupted HDD, that's why I formatted the drive.
when a timer or series record is set all works fine until the actual recording which starts then about 3-5 minutes in stops and the screen message states ' the operation has stopped' the unit switches off, then back on with another message that the unit will power off and to press the power back on. it then sets up again and any recordings programed start again but the whole thing happens in a loop until I delete all recordings and awaiting programmed recordings. the recorded programs list show the program in red with a cross at the side of it, presumably indicating the recording has failed.
is this a HDD fault or a system fault? if the HDD can a new one be replaced? or how do I carry out a firmware update?
Thanks for the info I thought this may be the case but I will try the rest first.
as a quick fix is it possible to attach an external drive i.e. wd my passport 1tb HDD to the unit via USB and divert all recordings from the normal program guide to this bypassing the units HDD? effectively operating in the same way but recording onto the external drive??