Summary: It gives an excellent picture on screen and has good sound. The disc goes in on the far front left so have to make sure there is nothing in front of it. It is a good buy and product for the price.
Summary: I have owned several of this machine and it's predecessors. Pro: The flexible recording is the best feature it offers. I'm not sure anyone else offers that feature. You can time the recording to the exact length of the source video for best quality, so, for example, if the movie runs 2:05 minutes, you don't have to use the EP recording speed, but get video virtually as good as at SP speed.
Summary: This versatile DVD recorder handles all formats including DVD RAM which has the advantage of being re-recordable hundreds of times (vs. DVD-RW or DVD+RW which are re-recordable less than 4 times). The built-in digital TV receiver provides excellent video to my old analog TV via component video cables (red, blue, & green cables, not the single yellow cable of composite video).
Pros: Clear layout on remote, Fast Setup, Simple Controls
Summary: I always record cable programs on DVD-RAM discs. With previous models it is possible to shorten the recorded program to eliminate commercials etc. This unit does not work in the same way in the EDIT mode. I consider this an unfortunate change.
Pros: Attractive Design, Fast Recording, Fast Setup
Summary: PURCHASING UNIT-THE ON LINE SALES REP. WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL BUT DID NOT APPRECIATE HIM OFFERING THE ADDITIONAL REPAIR INSURANCE PLAN WITHOUT ALSO STATING THE PLAN OFFERED BY PANASONIC-THUS I HAD TO MAKE AN ADDITIONAL TRIP TO CANCEL THE PLAN. FORTUNATELY I EXPERIENCED NO PROBLEM WITH THE CANCELLATION.
Summary: I love the sleak design of the console. I have it on low energy which may cause it to turn on slowly. The remote control needs an open/close button. The pre-programming is what I mainly use it for and that function is fantastic. Easy to label all that you pre-record. I would highly recommend this product.