Summary: Mine died just after the warranty period. Got the dreaded "error" message and tried everything to bring it back to life!!The new "Panasonic" is not the company of old. They sell garbage and feel little remorse. It would be easier to swallow if it was a cheap Chinese player for $30 but it's not!!
Summary: I will never buy anything again from Panasonic after purchasing this piece of junk. I had it for a year almost to the day and used it probably 10 times. Then one day it gives me this H02 error and stops working. I search on the internet about this error and find a thousand other angry customers complaining about the same problem, all saying they didn't even use it that much but it still failed.
Summary: Whatever you do don't buy a Panasonic DVD player. I had mine for only about six months and it died giving me an H02 error everytime I put in a DVD. I only watch a movie twice a month at the most!!!! I contacted Panasonic and they said that for a fee they would fix it, but I have heard from others that it will break again in another few months. What nerve. I have to pay for their design flaws? I had an old Panasonic TV that was good and is still living to this day.
Summary: Like others I was taken in by the original good rating this product had. After 16 months the unit died - the service centers charges you 90% the price of a new player. My advice is to ignore folks who write a review one day after taking it out of the box - their day will come! Next time, I'll buy Sony.
HO2 Error - The inevitable destiny for this piece of Trash
23 November 2003
Summary: I will try not to repeat what HUNDREDS of people have written here (and I assume there must be thousands more cases out there). All of a sudden this DVD stopped working showing the HO2 error. Very inocent of me to come over the Internet looking for an easy fix just to find out Panasonic screwed me, and hundred of people, with a defective expensive DVD Player. I tried the fix described by others but it didn't work.
Summary: It was a great player. But once it cannot work at all, then it'll never be a good one. Got H02 error after one year I bought this dvd player. Fixed this problem by the way told by other users, tapping the while circle while you open the cover. Then it worked well as before for a while. But recently, about months later, the problem happened again. I think it's way enough ... I'm gonna get another new one.