Also, just wanted to add that I just got one of these at the Super Walmart by Texas Station in Las Vegas (and there were still 2 boxed ones and the display model left after I picked mine up). In an interesting note of honesty in labeling, the tag under the Mag was just listed as "Funai DVD Recorder". Hope this helps out.
Incidentally, I'm using this with a Dish 622 and it works out well for me to move stuff from the Dish DVR to DVD+R, so I'm not using the tuner or timer functionality. Image quality is a little less than a direct connection to the Panny LCD, but, for me, acceptable and sound volume is lower when viewing through the Mag box, so I just turn up the volume on the TV.
Hope this helps, this is my only DVDR, so just wanted to post my observations.