Pannys are obsolete and pretty useless?
Originally Posted by Munga7
I own a Panny DMR-EH75V and a Panny DMR EH55
I bought a Maggie H2160MW9A a few years ago when the Pannys became obsolete with the digital switchover.
I must say that I have not really gotten comfy with the Maggie as I feel that it is no where near as easy to use as the Pannys are. Too bad the Pannys are pretty useless.
I bought them because I refuse to pay more for a DVR from the cable company.
In our household we have several analog tuner Panasonic DVD recorders in daily use. Currently, these Panasonic analog tuner recorders set up for daily use include two 2005 DMR-EH50 HDD/DVD models, two 2006 DMR-ES35 models, one 2006 DMR-ES25 and two 2005 DMR-ES30 models. These Panasonic recorders receive their signals from Comcast Motorola HD converter boxes, Motorola SD converter boxes, Zenith DTT901 CECBs and/or a Monoprice LKV2000 VGA to S-Video/composite RCA converter box streaming an internet subscription TV service or from other internet video sources. (On Thursday I streamed and recorded the twelve-hour 1987 ABC miniseries "Amerika" to one of the DMR-EH50 models and later high-speed dubbed to DVDs the entire mini-series, three promos, the ABC special "The Storm Over Amerika" and the Ted Koppel Viewpoint "Amerika" discussion. The Panasonic analog tuner models record from their S-Video, Composite (RCA) video or RF inputs.
There are also two digital tuner Panasonic DMR-EZ17 recorders set up for daily use recording from analog channel 3 from a five recorder RF daisy chain that also includes Philips 3575 and Magnavox 515 and 2160A HDD/DVD recorders. (Currently I have three Magnavox 2160 models set aside as standby recorders.) None of these digital tuner recorders are using their digital tuners when recording.
There is also a tunerless Panasonic DMR-EA18 set up for daily use through a S-Video input from a Comcast Motorola HD converter box.
The two Panasonic HDD/DVD recorders average around 60 recording hours per month. The other Panasonic recorders each average between 80 and 110 recording hours per month. In total I have around thirty Panasonic recorders, most of which are set aside for standby use or rotation into or out of daily service. The rotations also allow for regular DVD Drive servicing at eight to ten month intervals or parts swapping and/or other repairs when necessary.
Of the sixteen Panasonic, Magnavox, Philips and Toshiba recorders we have set up for daily use only two of them are actually recording from their internal digital tuners. One is a Magnavox 2080 HDD/DVD recorder set up for recording clear QAM signals, and the other is a Philips 3576 set up for recording ATSC signals.Pannys are obsolete and pretty useless?
Panasonic analog tuner recorders get quite a workout in our household.