I have a dmr-e85h Panasonic hdd/dvd recorder. Here is my problem: I was doing editing on a title. I was shortening the movie when, after deleting a short section, the picture began to jitter and the Panny stopped editing. The picture froze. I reset the Panny, both soft and facory, but no luck. The piece I was editing cannot be accessed. There is an "X" to left of the title. The date/start time info are gone. I am currently burning all content onto dvd-r. Then I plan to format the hdd. Hopefully, this will solve the problem. I've also been advised to burn off all content and leave only the bad title on. I was told this would prevent the system from ever using the bad spot of the hdd. What do you think? Is there a bad spot on the hdd? I have also used the panny to record and edit after this problem showed up. So far, nothing has gone wrong. Any help will be greatly appreciated.