"A good unit, difficult to use"2.5 starson by candleshoe
Pros: great to have it all in one unit: VHS, DVD, HD. Nice for converting VHS to DVD.
Cons: Poor user interface design, and a user manual that is IMPOSSIBLY difficult.
Summary: I purchased this unit after reading the comments from my fellow reviewers, and I must echo the positive comments from most, on the technical merits of the machine. My only criticism is the poor user interface and the horrible user manual. Reading that manual, one wonders if indeed, this IS really "rocket science." I actually pondered returning the unit because it is SO difficult to decipher the manual, however, I've decided to stick with it, and see if I can just figure it out. I'm finding that I have to take notes myself when I actually DO master a technique...I guess that means I'm writing my own user manual. Sadly, with a unit that is this advanced, and costs this much, I would hope that Panasonic could figure out how to educate the average home user like myself so that we can actually use their product without feeling the need for and advanced degree in technology.