Excerpt: Best priced unit for the amount of options I wanted, but it has an anger causing habit of shutting itself down sometimes if not programming right or if overheats. Works best when it is recording on its timer rather than doing it "live" while watching. (of course I've never understood recording it if your watching it anyway, but that's just me-not everyone.) Programming it took some learning but once you've got it down your set.
Great dual-layer capable recorder, but can be tricky to set up..
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I had a lot of problems with this DVD recorder. It was hooked up through the cable box first and DVD recorder second, but it would not retain the input settings. I ended up with numerous coasters because my recordings were snow. I called Panasonic 6 times. They had sent me a firmware upgrade disk, which worked well for a short while, but then I lost my electric and after re-setting up everything all over again, I was back to recording snow.
Excerpt: This Panasonic DVD player is simply top of the line and superb! I'm not really sure what other people's gripes on here are about it, but this device has worked perfectly for me for quite a while now and I am very pleased with it. First off, it is inexpensive and is overall a great buy. Secondly, it is well-built and can read a variety of DVD types, including DL disks, which is important to me.