"Very slow to start, hear one cannot record Digital TV"2.0 starson by currter
Pros: has both DVD and VHS recording capability and digital tuner for digital antenna TV
Cons: The unit is very slow to start, though it initially was faster. Hear one cannot record digital antenna TV broadcasts
Summary: When I first bought this unit, I thought it worked decently. It powered on fast initially. However after about 2 months, the unit takes about a minute to power on --for what reason for this change, I don't know and cannot explain. I tried to reset it and it still powers on slowly. My mom eventually needed a VCR after a Toshiba broke down. I gave the Panasonic to her and she claims she cannot record digital antenna TV broadcasts, though I never tried it personally.
I recently bought a Toshiba DVR670 and it, for now, powers on instantly and I tested it, it records digital antenna as well as DVD through the composite outputs onto VHS at least.