"First choice, wrong choice."1.5 starson by Sean Rasmussen
Pros: Panasonic reputation, DVD Player works well.
Cons: Locks up, does not recognize recorded DVD-RAM media.
Summary: Complicated instructions, Media use is confusing, +/- DVD format compatibility. Unit locked up three times in first 24hrs after writing to a DVD-RAM disc. Would not play media that had been transferred from VHS to DVD-RAM, says incompatible disk. A hardboot then recognizes the DVD but still no recorded material. Returning this unit today. This technology may still be too new for adequate reliability. Raz