"Great idea, Poor execution"1.5 starson by stapedium
Pros: ATSC tuner, easy dubbing
Cons: poor reliability, overheats easily
Summary: I had high hopes for this recorder. The picture was very nice even with VHS tapes. Dubbing from home recorded VHS to DVD was easy. And the HD tuner worked pretty nice even picking up some channels my TV tuner did not. But within a day it had crashed three times requiring a reboot. I took it back the next day. The second one worked great for almost a week then crashed hard. I wasn't even able to eject a DVD stuck inside. A call to panasonic service line referred me to a company in South Carolina for service. Eventually I was able to trick it into ejecting the DVD and it went back the next day.
I have given up on this model. Maybe the next generation will be an improvement, but this model is way to buggy for public consumption.