Panasonic DMR-EZ47V: DVD/VCR recorder with ATSC (digitl), QAM(digitl) & Analog Tuners - Page 22 - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Baselworld is only a few weeks away. Getting the latest news is easy, Click Here for info on how to join the Watchuseek.com newsletter list. Follow our team for updates featuring event coverage, new product unveilings, watch industry news & more!


Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #631 of 637 Old 12-12-2012, 10:06 PM
Senior Member
 
dz2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 316
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Liked: 24
i appreciate all the help but not sure im locating this. i have the DMR-EZ47V and the closest thing i see to this is in the 2nd photo(which is to the right side of dvd drive on right side of unit.) im usually good at finding stuff so i dunno...lol.






dz2k is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #632 of 637 Old 12-13-2012, 09:58 AM
AVS Special Member
 
DigaDo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pacific Northwest.
Posts: 4,593
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Liked: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by dz2k View Post

i appreciate all the help but not sure im locating this. i have the DMR-EZ47V and the closest thing i see to this is in the 2nd photo(which is to the right side of dvd drive on right side of unit.) im usually good at finding stuff so i dunno...lol...

That's it, you've found it!

Be sure to heed the CAUTION in my earlier post.


"A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME WILL SMELL AS SWEET. BUT IT DOES NOT FOLLOW THAT WHATEVER WE CHOOSE TO CALL A ROSE WILL POSSESS THE ROSE'S FRAGRANCE."

--Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield (1917)
DigaDo is offline  
post #633 of 637 Old 12-13-2012, 08:37 PM
Senior Member
 
dz2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 316
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Liked: 24
i was able to get it open and pull the dvd out. i tried to be careful and maybe i have a bigger problem or screwed it up even..i dunno. i've got it all put back together. the dvd drive still isnt really responding. ex. i press open, a second later it says close and doesnt appear to do anything. i wonder what to try next. keep trying or try to get it serviced. these players are almost becoming out of existence with my cable co going all digital. however, i'd love to fix it just to play dvds and i like it has hdmi.

also, sometimes when i turn dvd player on..it just says open. i drifted the drive back in after dvd was pulled.
dz2k is offline  
post #634 of 637 Old 12-16-2012, 08:03 AM
Senior Member
 
dz2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 316
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Liked: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alzy View Post

I run a small TV service shop In Iowa and I have purchased 8 of these EZ47 recorders as store returns in AS-IS condition on Ebay. Most have hardly been used. In each case the digital board , the one with the LSI chip on it and the HDMI socket on it is bad!! The LSI chip runs very hot under normal operation. Seeing so many units with the same problem scares me a bit as to how long these boards may last. When this board fails the unit will turn on ,give many 0000 across the readout and then finaly say Hello. The DVD tray will never open and the VCR will take the tape but never give it back! No video output of any kind or menue. The unit is not passing self test. I am putting a heat sink on the chip of my only working unit with the hope of heading off a problem. The panasonic parts house does not have any info or price on this board yet. Al

this is my exact issue along with U99 error. time to read over everything here! its either going to be serviced or replaced.

update: i'm in touch with mickinct. thanks.
dz2k is offline  
post #635 of 637 Old 11-14-2014, 12:17 PM
AVS Special Member
 
DigaDo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pacific Northwest.
Posts: 4,593
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Liked: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by DigaDo View Post
Quote:Originally Posted by DigaDo

From one of a series of posts from June 2010:

Can you imagine that after three years there are still some folks purchasing EZ series combo recorders?

This March 2007 DMR-EZ47 combo recorder was advertised as having a functional DVD Drive... The seller had been using this EZ47 as a DVD player with Progressive Scan and HDMI connectivity enabled.

The top cover had scuff marks indicating that this EZ47 had been placed in a stack but it had been removed from the stack before my arrival.

The seller demonstrated this EZ47 with a connection to a large flat panel HDTV by briefly playing a commercial DVD. I brought along a blank TY 8x DVD-R and a recently finalized home-recorded TCM disc that was played satisfactorily for a brief time. DVD Drive operation, to that extent, appeared normal...

The DVD Drive was opened for lens, rubber hub and spindle cleaning. There was no dust found on the disc tray. The rubber hub/spindle area appeared in near-new condition. The lens, rubber hub and spindle areas were given the routine cleaning. The cotton swab, seen in the earlier post, had very little soiling. In operation, the DVD Drive is quiet and reads normally..

I purchased this EZ47 primarily as a standby recorder, an ATSC tuner/recorder or as a source for a VXY1961 DVD Drive for swapping into one of my other 2007 model year EZ models that had a laser assembly failure...
For the last year or so this DMR-EZ47 has been used by our daughter.

Our daughter just reported the "no read" failure. I opened the DVD Drive and cleaned the laser and the rubber turntable but it continues the "no read" and "clunking" the common signs of a failed laser assembly.

This is the last of the six 2007-2009 Panasonic EZ series recorders in our household that have now been set aside as "junk" (spare parts). This last EZ recorder has been replaced by a fully functional 2005 DMR-ES20.

"A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME WILL SMELL AS SWEET. BUT IT DOES NOT FOLLOW THAT WHATEVER WE CHOOSE TO CALL A ROSE WILL POSSESS THE ROSE'S FRAGRANCE."

--Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield (1917)

Last edited by DigaDo; 11-14-2014 at 12:26 PM.
DigaDo is offline  
post #636 of 637 Old 06-04-2015, 11:01 AM
Member
 
PghCoyote's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by DigaDo View Post
For the last year or so this DMR-EZ47 has been used by our daughter.

Our daughter just reported the "no read" failure. I opened the DVD Drive and cleaned the laser and the rubber turntable but it continues the "no read" and "clunking" the common signs of a failed laser assembly.

This is the last of the six 2007-2009 Panasonic EZ series recorders in our household that have now been set aside as "junk" (spare parts). This last EZ recorder has been replaced by a fully functional 2005 DMR-ES20.
Mine is still in use with just an occasional "no read" problem with certain discs, presumably a problem with the hub as I haven't cleaned it. Can usually tell when this will happen as there is a very high-pitched whine before the "no read" when the disc is first inserted. Still encounter occasional random bugs that cause the unit to lock up, but a soft reset holding down the power button corrects these. Used about 12-20 hours a week, still. Not bad for a 7 year old machine. I wonder if it will have bad cap problems like the DMR-E85H. Had the "please wait" with that unit a few years ago, replaced the caps, and it's STILL running like a champ! Hopefully this one will, too, as I am under the impression that Microsoft is ending Media Center with Windows 10...Media Center is my third TV recorder. Will forever refuse to pay the cable company for a DVR!
PghCoyote is offline  
post #637 of 637 Old 06-11-2015, 07:40 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
mdavej's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 11,539
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1277 Post(s)
Liked: 643
Then don't get Win 10. I intend to keep using Win 7/8/8.1 Media Center indefinitely and enjoy my full guide, full HD, 6 simultaneous recordings and unlimited recording space as I have for years. Beats the heck out of any DVD recorder.
mdavej is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply DVD Recorders (Standard Def)



Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off