"Change Model 'cause "EZ" it ain't!"2.5 starson by denrush
Pros: Easy set up hardware, good picture
Cons: Complicated, slow feature change response remote
Summary: I bought this unit after seeing CNET video review. I retired my lower end Panasonic DVD player. This unit has so many features that it tries to do too much. It makes the basic recording job which is the core task almost impossible unless you are a Panasonic technician in real life.
Changing functions via the remote is so-o-o-ooo slow. Did I mention that the scheduling function is almost worthless for premium and digital channels if you have cable provider with box or card scrambler. This recorder with scan in only the first 135 channels. I have about 500 choices out of 1000 possibilities. So unless your HBO is in the first 135 channels, it's no HBO for you unless your TV is own and tuned to that channel. Kind of defeats the purpose of scheduling a DVD recording for when you are away from home.