I just purchased this model last night at walmart. It seem to record fine, playback fine also. The only problem I seem to be having is that my timer recordings keep disappearing. I previously owned a Emerson which lasted me about a year and now it just keeps saying cannot record to disc. Anyway, My timer recordings keep disappearing. I understand the one time recordings clearing, but the ones I have set for daily and weekly are also disappearing. When i press standby the timer light comes on and some of the recording record. Say I have 4, 2 might record and then I'll notice that the 3rd isn't recording I'll turn the unit on and it's as if I just plugged the unit up for the very first time. Asks me what launguage, set my clock, wants me to go through the channel preset scan again, and on top of that all my timers are gone. Anyone have any idea? I'd also like to add that I sat there and watched and my unit is not losing power. I just can't figure out what I may be doing wrong.