Hey there Spider.....
I have to ask you a few technigcal questions about your set that have been burning me up.
#1 - What recoding mode did you select when your recorded this to your Panasonic DMR-E80 - Did you use the "FR"
#2 - Can you please use a program based DVD player like say.. "Bitrate Viewer"
and give us the lowdown on the set?
Here's so info on SPIDERS Panasonic DMR-E80 - From that one guy 's website
The E80 offers five recording modes (or speeds, to use VCR terminology): XP, SP, LP, EP, and FR. XP is the highest quality, using an entire 4.7GB DVD-R or DVD-RAM for a single hour. SP is the default recording speed, and can fit two hours onto a DVD-R (or around 35 hours onto the hard drive); this is directly comparable to SP mode on VHS (two hours on a 120-minute tape) as far as capacity is concerned, and is probably the best speed to use for general purpose work. LP and EP are also comparable to their VHS counterparts as far as recording time is concerned -- four hours on a disc for LP, and six hours for EP. FR is something completely different from the traditional "VHS" recording mindset. It allows the user to specify the duration of the program to be recorded (anywhere from one to six hours on a disc) in one-minute increments, and the E80 optimizes the compression for that duration. When transferring material from the hard drive to a DVD-R, it is best to use either XP, SP, or FR mode; which to use will depend on the specific material being saved. LP and EP might be useful for time-shifting programs you are not interested in preserving. For recording broadcast TV or VHS video, XP offers no visible benefits over SP on my 27" Mitsubishi. There is visible artifacting when switching from SP to LP, and EP just magnifies the problem. I'm sure there are some cases where LP or EP might be valuable (LP might be OK for some time shifting, especially of older or poorer quality programs that may look a bit drab to begin with), but for the vast majority of what I plan to do I'll be using SP.