Cons: The unit constantly malfunctions. It is very slow to accept and register settings. It can take 5-10 minutes to power on just to insert or change disk. It frequently must be unplugged and allowed to reset.
Pros: Plays movies good and records off air great. copies tapes great.
Cons: absolutely will not record anything off the composite and s video inputs to dvd so recording from tv is definitely out. Only records to vhs from it. So, you have to record to vhs and then copy from vhs to dvd. takes 4 hours for most football games that w
Cons: Can't record anything it considers HD quality. Changing TV channels is an obsolete nightmare. First response is to jump to fast forward but it will stay set for a moment but jump back and forth and your never sure which channel it will settle on.
Summary: I now own three Panasonic DMR-EZ48VK and two Panasonic DMR-EZ28VK. Have them on every TV in the house. Some of these machines are over two years old. They are reliable and easy to use. Some of the older machines were harder to set up (had to set up via an analog channel), but this latest machine was a snap (no longer needed to set up via channels 3/4). They are probably the only recorders out there with an ATSC tuner that will record in an 8-hour mode.
Pros: Attractive Design, Consistent Performance, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, High Quality Picture
Summary: There are a lot of features on the DMR-EZ48VK (BTW the "K" signifies that the cabinet color is black). I have used only of few of the features. The unit can schedule recording of 16 TV programs, but it has no backup in case of a power interruption. I would not recommend this product if you want to record programs while you are away from home and lose power frequently. One nice feature is the choice of three different codes for the remote control.