"So far, so good..."4.5 starson by dmarsh67
Pros: digital tuner, nice look, easy to set up
Cons: still looking for cons
Summary: I have been in the market for a DVD Recorder for quite awhile but have yet to pull the trigger. When I saw this new Panasonic piece I felt that it offered enough for me to take that first step.
This is my first Panasonic purchase, but from most reports they appear to be solid in the DVD Recorder market. I don't typically like being the first to purchase a piece before all the bugs are worked out but this machine had all of the features I was looking for.
Out of the box, hook-up was simple, and initial set-up of the unit was a snap. The DVD looked very sharp on my Hitachi HDTV, haven't really tested the VCR portion of the unit yet. I'm looking to transfer some home movies this weekend, so I'll see haow that goes. I like the Black over the Silver, it just seems to be a sleeker more professional look. The fact that it has a Digital tuner was the single most important factor in my purchase of this unit. I was able to pull in more DTV stations through this unit, than I was able to by just going through my HD Direct TV tuner, which was a definite plus.
All in all I would say I am very happy with this unit so far, and will report back if any problems pop-up...hopefully not (knock on wood)