My current Panasonic DMR-EX27 DVD-RAM recorder/player is not reliable. It works well when it works, which is most of the time, but now and then it crashes and I return home to find an error code instead of the program that I was hoping to watch. It has been serviced and is better - but not satisfactory, like my older Panasonic DMR-10 which is amazing (but no ATSC tuner). Does anyone make a quality version of this unit, say for about twice the price? Thank you!
You might want to do some research on what a HD tivo or an HD cablebox with a hardrive will do, without paying for service. I have read that they still will work, but with limited functionality. They are alot better than a DVD recorder.