Yes they have lots of stuff I would like, like I said they kind of tend to have higher end stuff(except in there measly DVDR section where there is nothing high end about anything currently made)problem is I'm not sure they would be willing to credit me at this point. My original receipt dates back to August? I think, and they have a 30 day money back policy. They seem happy to keep giving me a new, or in this last case a floor model replacement, thinking all will be well.
Well it's not. Like I told the manager this last time(2 days ago) I have ZERO confidence in this model lasting more that a few months, if that. I kind of feel trapped in this revolving door thing, and it it weren't for the $200 tied up in the unit + the $50 for the (4) year warranty
I wouldn't feel so bad with just chucking the thing in the trash. If it was one of my $99 ES-15's I would have done that a few returns ago.
As far as the power, plugged into the same surge suppressor that I have the EZ-17 plugged I also have a ES-25, ES-30 and My Panasonic LCD, none of which has any problems. Oh, and that surge suppressor is plugged into a Triplite 1200w UPS. I don't believe it's power related. I believe it's just the EZ-17's and the one EZ-27 I had are VERY buggy and problematic if you use them for timer operation. I say the last caveat "timer operation" since every instance of a dead u99 was during a timer recording. I think? people that even use there DVDR's tend to mostly use them for backing up there DVR and probably not timer operation. I don't know, just a thought. I know timer operation is basically the only way I use mine, oh and again using -RW discs.
As most all of us know the current state of DVDR in the US is lacking, to say the least. Not a whole lot of choices, especially for someone like me that really wants a digital tuner, otherwise I'd go Canadian.