I am having a couple issues with EZ47VK and Panasonic has replied with a firmware update is being mailed to me (7 to 10 business days), but thought I would see if anyone else was seeing similar [behavior] or would like to comment.
1) Tuning...This may be normal operation, and is becoming less noticable to me - I get 1 to 2 seconds of black everytime I change channels when just channel surfing. Auto-program takes between 12 and 15 minutes
to complete. Also, the unit has had occasional lockups when changing channels - each time it requires a power cycle. Lastly, the unit appears to tune the "On Demand" channels - which usually isn't a big deal, but you never know if you are going to see that someone has ordered Curious George or Hardcore Porn. (not something you want to be surprised by with children in the room
2) DVD playback... Out of 6 DVD+R DL DVDs (all backups of movies) only one is recognized by this player. All the disks play fine in my other DVD players (Phillips, Samsung, and Zenith). The 47's Display will show in 2 peices: Unsup port. I have had no trouble playing DivX shows recorded to DVD+R DL from the same spool of disks (Verbatum)
Has anyone else run into these or similar issues / solutions?
On Pansonic supports reccomendation I have already swapped out my original unit with a new replacement from the same store (Circuit City) -- So the issue is not specific to a single defective player.
I would appreciate any insight that anyone wants to offer.