"Just what I wanted."3.5 starson by cakeman25
Pros: Great for burning VHS to DVD and making DVD's from tv shows.
Cons: Clock won't set automatically and loses 30 seconds per week.
Summary: I have an EZ47v and an EZ48v. The EZ48 will make DVD's from tv programs and VHS tapes that will play on other DVD players. I can't get the EZ47v to do that. Neither unit will set time automatically and both lose 30 seconds per week. It is a small inconvenience to reset the clock weekly for the ability to convert my old VHS tapes to DVD and record tv shows on DVD. Very good unit overall.I have had the unit for 19 months and after using the unit for about 400 hours of VHS to DVD recording, I get heavy pixelation in the DVD playback. I experienced the same problem with the EZ47 (a refurbished unit) after about 4 months of use. I emailed Panasonic for information on the expected life of the lens but did not get a good response. I called the technical support center and did not get a good response from them. They wanted me to send it in and get a refurbished unit. After my experience with the EZ47, I stated that that was not a viable option for me. Based on my experience with the two units and with Panasonic's Customer Support. I would now rate the DMR-EZ48 a "one" star. My advise is to look for a different unit.
Updated on Dec 21, 2009