I have had this Panasonic DMR-EH50 since Dec 05. I can't complain about the functionality.
Of late I have had the issue come up that some prime time recordings will not start by themselves. Once I manually turn on the machine, the will start, and continue even if i turn it off.
This is obviously using the TVGOS functionality. I have analog cable, no box.
I have even noticed that if I turn the unit on in the afternoon, and then off, then the evening programs will record with no issue.
Have others noticed this?