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...