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I have a Panasonic DMR-EZ49V and am unable to play my recorded

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I have a Panasonic DMR-EZ49V and am unable to play my recorded dvd on it. I get error "disc not recognised" or "unsupported". I am sure I'm using the correct type of disc as per the manual.
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As the first step, can you remove the power from the player and wait 10 minutes.
Connect the power and then turn it on and try to play your disks.
Let me know the results please
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I am still getting the message unsupported
How did you create the Disk Pam?
On your computer, via which program?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I recorded a programme from TV to dvd-rw disc.
Thanks Pam,
I want to make sure you have the latest Firmware installed.
Can you please click on my link below and follow the instructions ton install the firmware on the recorder.
Once done, tell me if it now reads the disks please.
Let me know the results please
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I have checked the firmware and the one installed on my dvd player is 1.2 and the version in Update Information section is 1.1. So I assume I have the updated version?

Yes you do,
You said you recorded from TV to a disk, on what exactly did you record on?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I recorded a tv programme from terrestrial TV to a blank disc (dvd-RW) on my DVD recorder. I have done this for ages now and have never had this problem.

I want to reset the recorder Pam
Go to Settings, and choose Shipping Conditions
This will return it to new, reloading the firmware.
Once done, try to first record a disk then try to play it.
Let me know the results please
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I did the above and recorded a programme from TV. I managed to play it back. All well I thought. I switched off unit from switch on DVD and switched on again to check. Again the message displayed "unsupported" and U81 on the display.

Thanks Pam, it confirms the error
Its the Lens unit that's faulting
A corrupted firmware can cause this. But we have ruled this out by trying to reinstall it.
I am really sorry about this and you are going to have to return the recorder to have the Lens replaced. It will be covered by the warranty if this has not expired, and the repair will be done at no cost to you.
I am really sorry about this, and if you have problems, or would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.
And if you can take a second to rate my service, that would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you
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