I recently bought a Panasonic DVD recorder. Every time I record something either from the T.V. or from my VHS tapes and tried to play it back it chews up the disc and makes them useless. My first question is, If I take out the disc without finalizing it and then put it back in, is that something I shouldn't be doing? I've tried 4 different brands of disc. Memorex -R. Maxell +RW Fuji -R Verbatim +R I only had the thing for 6 weeks. I took it back to Best Buy and they shipped it back to Panasonic and they said they couldn't find anything wrong with it. I waited 3 weeks for it to come back. They eventually said they updated the firmware. I tried it when I got it back home and it sounded worse then when I sent it in for repairs. The first disc I tried after recording something on it, it chewed it up.