Summary: THE DVD RECORDER RECORDS FROM DTV HARD DRIVE AND HAS HDMI OUTPUT TO OUR PANASONIC PLASMA UNIT. MUCH BETTER VIDEO INPUT OPTIONS THAN THE LITEON UNIT THAT IT REPLACED. SD CARDS, USB, RCA COMPOSIT VIDEO, S-VIDEO. ALSO WORKS WITH OUR WIRELESS SYSTEM.
Summary: This is the second DVD recorder I've owned. After about 24 months of heavy-duty use, my first dvd recorder, a Samsung, simply quit working. After much research, I selected and purchased the Panasonic. I've been extremely satisfied--in fact, delighted--with it. The controls are very intuitive, and the owner's manual is easy to read if/when I had any questions about steps, features, etc.
Summary: My 3rd one in over 9 years.... I got this one only because the very first one I bought finally had to be replaced. It stopped opening the DVD tray (and repair cost/time without it was more than buying this unit) otherwise I'd still be using it. I bought my 2nd recorder to use on our 2hd TV in the den so I can record stuff there or edit instructional DVD's I sell at my business- [...] - and the Panasonic DVD recorders are top notch.
Summary: Good price, good quality, sleek design. Pros: Can record on dvd-ram (single and double sided), Quick start-up button and you can watch a recorded show while recording another show at the same time. Cons: No tv tuner and can't record HD. With all things considered, this is a pretty decent dvd recorder.
Great value for the price! Panasonic is always reliable.
Joe7253 "Joe", Amazon
2 October 2009
Summary: Bought this for my mother, who's definitely a non-techie. Took a little while to get warmed up to it, but now she says she loves it. As far as picture quality and all that, it's all good -- but the real seller is simply that it does what it says it does. I've always been a big fan of Panasonic products, and this is no exception. One note, mine came as Model #DMR-EA18 -- don't know why there's an extra 'K' in the product title above, but it's the same thing I think.
Summary: I had the older version of this DVD recorder and it failed due to U61 code. The machine was at least 4 years old. I read all over the Internet and it was a common problem with Panasonic recorder. So, I started shopping for other brands not wanting to end up with another panasonic machine with the same problem. Being familiar with the older panasonic and what it can do including higher playback resolution, it was very hard to replace the expectation.
Summary: I bought this to replace a Toshiba DR410 DVD recorder that I bought last December. That recorder was great untill the end of May when it gave out. I checked around and then read an article on Cnet how this Panasonic unit records a much better picture than the Toshiba among other things. It was true. So far I am very pleased with it. Easy set up.
Summary: Completely satisfied with unit. 4-hr recording on DVD excellent. DVD-RAM disks work like a hard drive and you can watch another title on same DVD while recording or start recording and later start watching from beginning while the recording continues. 1.3x playback perfect for the history or science lecturers who speak soooo sloooowllllyyyy- it makes them sound almost normal.
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.