"VERY UNRELIABLE especially with long format recording."1.0 starson by dnhgry
Pros: Works good when it works, but you can never be sure when that will be.
Cons: Very unreliable recording...sometimes just ceases to function all together and I have to unplug the unit from the wall to reset it.
Summary: I have made recordings through the scheduler and manually on this unit several times, and about half the time recording stops part way through, even when I use manual recording...or it won't finalize or even play the disc after recording. I missed the first episode of 24 (Day 7) this evening because of this piece of crap. I am a professional video producer and have owned literally dozens of VCRS, Cameras and other professional equipment and will soon be purchasing a new HD video camera in the $5000 range, an HD video recorder and a new Blu-Ray recorder. Trust me none of them will be Panasonic. Their QC has obviously gone way down. From now on I will just use this piece of crap as a paperweight or to record short videos that I can monitor and redo if necessary.