Pros Excellent recording and easy to sue.
Cons No cable box control feature which can be frustrating. Cable channel needs to be set to record. No timer control.
Summary I would recommend this unit if you don't care about having a timer-controlled cable or satellite box. For me not have this feature defeats the purpose of upgrading from a vcr.
Pros great picture quality, OK ease of use
Cons picky about discs, terrible customer service
Summary We had it almost 11 months before it decided that even the brand of discs it usualy liked were no longer acceptable. Panasonic has one of the least responsive customer service operations we have ever encountered. Long wait times, lack of specificity in solutions, indifferent service people. We might be able to have it serviced under waranty but only parts are covered after 90 days. Right now I will consider any brand BUT Panasonic.
Pros Easy to use Tons of features Practically runs itself It makes you wonder how you got by without one.
Cons None so far