DVD player problem - solved I have a Panasonic DVD recorder which is refusing to play my shop bought pre-recorded films. No problems playing stuff I've recorded on the machine before but when a pre-recorded DVD is played it runs through the first 30 seconds of legal requirements for playing etc then freezes with an error message U99. When it does this the DVD cannot be ejected either. The standby button has to be turned off and on in order to get the DVD out and then the DVD player goes into RECOVER mode to reset it self. This problem is on all my DVD's. The machine is 2 years old and I got a letter last week from the manufacturer offering to extend their warranty - OK I know there's a calendar in the machine but do they have self- distruct mode chips which know when the warranties run out? Anyone else had the same problem and know any solution other than getting it in to the dealers? What's frustrating is the fact that it plays the recorded stuff but not the bought ones. All the disks are the correct region and have played before.