Product Type: Panasonic DVD recorders
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DVD recorder, DVD player, freeview box all in one!
Member Name: Geth33
Advantages: Three features all in one
Disadvantages: Occasionally misreads discs
I have had this product for a few years and it has been very reliable. The product is multi-functional, acting as a freeview box and a DVD player/recorder. The built in freeview box works just as well as the set top box I previously had, and provides a TV guide feature so you can see what is on any particular channel that day, and what is on every channel at one particular time. From the TV guide, you can select programmes to timer record. It plays Region 2 DVDs and has all the normal DVD player features. The only problems I have had with it are as a DVD recorder. It normally works fine, but occasionally it will not read a disc properly and claim the disc is full when in fact it is empty. This can normally be fixed by switching it on then off again, but if you want to record a programme, this can be quite annoying! Once recorded, programmes can be deleted if required, or the disc can be 'finalised' to prevent programmes being recorded over. At this point you can also name each programme and give a name to the disc for future reference.
In general the product satisfies each of the three roles and I would recommend it.
Summary: If all you want is a DVD recorder/player and a freeview box it's perfect!
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