Summary: When I first bought this machine I thought it was wonderful. I liked the editing features and the TV Guide for setting record times, etc. Then later the unit would not get the TV Guide channel info, then weeks later it would, then later again it wouldn't. Don't know if this was the fault of the cable provider or the unit itself. However, suddenly now after two years it has gone hay-wire.
Summary: I've had this item for over 2 years now and I have to say it's the best video related item I've ever owned. There is some serious price gouging going on now as I paid around $500 for it in 2006 (supply is dwindling). I just recently connected it to a Panasonic plasma TV to check out the upconverting function. Works as advertised.
Summary: Love it ! This has a great tv-guide feature but the only draw back is it only goes a week in advance. so if you go on a 2 week vacation you may miss a thing or two. You can make your recordings daily,weekly,or monthly which I thought was a nice feature! You can edit anything you record so if you record a show or movie you can edit the commercials out!
Summary: I've been a fan of DVD-RAMs for 4 yrs. I have hundreds of them and record hrs ea. day. I haven't had a failed recording nor problem of any kind. 4 yrs of disks and no failures is something I can live with. Panasonics are the main DVD-RAM recorders available. Thus my interest in this discontinued product. If you view video recording as a disposable medium, you'll love the DMR-EH55. I record hrs while I'm at work, then can easily edit titles.
Panasonic DMR-EH55S DVD Recorder with 200 GB Hard Drive
Kinsey Mallone, P.I., Amazon
25 February 2008
Summary: This is a great product, but it does have a few glitches. I love the huge hard drive, no worrying if you have enough space on the dvd/disc for recording all your shows. Easy to set up for recording if you set it to download the programming from your provider. Mine makes an error on my channel lineup, it downloads the wrong channel for my location. I get details for a shopping channel not the actual available programming, but this, luckily is a channel I don't watch.
Summary: Easy to setup. Easy to use. Reduced my cable bill by $27.00 a month. And to top it off, when used when an HDMI cable to your HDTV, it upscales to 1080i. You'll notice things in movies you never noticed before. And the audio output is second to none. DVD movies and TV are a whole new experience. Well worth the money. I'm extremely happy with the DMR-EH55. There's not a better unit out there. In fact I own 2 of them.
Summary: I was successful in downloading the TV Guide, although last minute broadcasting changes will not be updated. You must use input 3 and have the dvd recorder parameters set-up for your satellite box. No, you cannot use HD receivers but I was able to connect with a standard DirecTV TiVo unit. I also have the DMR E55H controlling the channels on my DirecTV TiVo unit from the scheduling as well as direct channel access. The TiVO unit must remain on at all times!
Summary: I bought this unit a year ago to replace the panasonic DMRE85HS - which froze up after two years of use. When it works, I really like it. However it is really really annoying when it decides not to record a program - about 10-15% of the time. I check to make sure the system is setup to record a program, however it will record 5 seconds and then stop.
Summary: Is it so hard to ask for a HD PVR? They got all the pieces out, just not together. I own the older E80H which I use as a PVR, a free TIVO if you will. Except this is NTSC only (standard analog), which works fine. However I had a nicer HDTV now like many do and I have plenty of HD content available with the addition of an HDTV antenna on my roof. All this guy wants is a non-TIVO, non-cable, non-sat HD PVR.
Summary: This is a great product and I would definately recommend it over the new Philips recorders/dvrs that are on sale. It may cost a lot more but if you want all of the features this is a must-have!