This item is excellent! From unbelievably easy set up to recording accurately in less than 5 minutes!
Excellent interface, guide, intuitive control, superb picture performance and stylish slim design!
DVD RAM recording allows chase play (watch whilst still recording a programme, or watch one recording whilst recording another!
Sound too is excellent via optical digital out, and upscaled picture performance via HDMI is really very good indeed at this price point.
This machine replaces an ageing Panasonic DVD Recorder (DMR ES520 with Freeview but no HDMI or Upscaling), and it clearly is a vast improvement on that good machine in almost every area.
It serves as an extremely worthy extra digital recording option above Sky HD (my main system), and I can now record 3 digital programmes simultaneosuly! Will I ever get up off the sofa?
It responds much quicker too, so a faster processor is in evidence, which enhances and smooths the process of setting timers, playback etc.
DVD + or - recordings are easily 'finalised' for playback on other DVD's so no compatibility problems (other than with DVD RAM which is Panasonic specific and best used therefore for daily not to be archived recordings along with it's ease of use and facilities which are similar to Sky Plus)
Highly recommended! Panasonic deliver, and Amazon excel again in terms of price, delivery and customer service.
You simply can't go wrong with this machine, and this supplier!