Excerpt: I bought this product at my mom's request. We have been having trouble finding a dvr with a disc burner and she was very excited to find the Panasonic recorder. We were a bit confused when we found that we cannot play DVD's. You can play a recorded disc but not a movie and we still can't figure out any explanation. We tried to change the zones under the menu and were unable to.
Excerpt: This is a very capable DVR if you are technically minded and willing to spend a few extra hours programming the tuner. Being a muliple format machine (PAL, NTSC) is a plus for me, but if you do not need the capability of playing video from outside the USA, then my advice is to find a different unit. The most important thing is at the very bottom of the item spec. page: This item is imported and it is not supported by a MFR warranty.