Summary: The DVD recorder was easy to hook up into our existing electronics configuration. The manual is helpful for understanding the steps to create recordings from the DVR. The video and audio transfer to DVD-R and DVD+RW disks worked well, and the quality was fine for watching on a standard television. We've only had it a couple of weeks, but are satisfied so far.
Summary: I bought the DVD recorder primarily to archive programs that I wanted to get off of my DVR's hard drive. I was very pleased with the picture quality using the SP (2-hour) and XP (1-hour) setting. The LP (4-hour) setting produced a viable result as well. The set-up, remote and on-screen displays are all straight forward and caused no problem. I was recording shows within no time.
Summary: This is a really good unit when it comes to the picture quality.I have a Magnavox MRV700VR DVD/VCR Combo recorder and the quality of dvd recordings are really good in all modes,even on the slowest.I tried the Toshiba D-R410 DVD Recorder and in XP and SP mode the picture is good but anything under that like in LP mode looks really bad,like a YouTube video.Worse if you use the next lower setting.My Magnavox blows the Toshiba away by far but the Panasonic DMR-EA18K picture...
Summary: I had a need for a stand alone DVD recorder. My PC does not have a DVD burner in it although one can be installed. I have XP but no editing software. With a little wrestling in this case, I decided tieing the process to the PC was too limiting and not the route to go. Needed to dub some DVD recordings received in PAL format, also some other DVD recordings to send to friends. I also needed to make some DVD recordings from a handycam and other composite video sources.
Summary: I bought this product due to Panasonic's durability in VHS, TV, and camcorder products I had owned. However, This Dvd Recorder really disappointed me as it stop functioning after five uses. Think about it.
Summary: I bought this product cause I trust Panasonic reliability. However, this model really disappointed me as it stop functioning after five uses. Beware of low quality due to low profit margin in this mature market segment.