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Panasonic DMR-EZ17 DVD Recorder
2 Reviews
rating  1.5 of 5
MSRP  200.00
Description: The Panasonic DMR-EZ17 DVD Recorder combines functionality and versatility, with abilities to record your favorite home movies onto DVD-R/W, DVD+R/W and DVD+RAM discs with an extended (4 hr) LP high-resolution recording mode. Your current DVD library will look and sound better than ever before, because the DMR-EZ17 is a Progressive scan player with built-in Dolby Digital and DTS audio decoders.


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by George W. Jones a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I used this unit without any problems for twenty months. It will not read the disc now. I have cleaned the lens but this is not the problem. I do not know if it is worth getting fixed. I used this unit alot to record television programs. I would rather purchase a good old VCR with a tuner to use. Too bad good old VCRS with tuners do not exist anymore.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2007



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by cfb33774 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2009

Bottom Line:   
Many, if not all Panasonic DMR-EZ17 are defective. I bought two of them and both were bad. It is very buggy. Do not buy one if you want to use it to record over the air DTV programs or any scheduled recordings. If you already have one, make sure you document the problems you have with it, so when you send it to the Panasonic repair center for the forth time, maybe you can get them to give you a refund! The clock stops for no reason, It destroys recordings that were already recorded and good, the next time it records on the same disk. It will record a program from 8:00 to 9:00 on one channel OK, then at 9:00 PM when it pauses in record mode to change channels, it freezes in record pause forever and destroys the first recording it made. The clock stops at 11:57 or 5:57 or the clock just stops.
The DMR-EZ17 may run for a month or two before exhibiting these failures. I am collecting problem reports posted by others. One guy bought a 4 year warranty extension and went through five DMR-EZ17s they were all bad. I sent mine to repair twice and it came back the same way is was when I sent it in. I waited too long to send it in for repair the second time and the warranty expired while it was in repair the last time and now the unit is totally dead and they want $130.00 to repair it! It will not last more that a few short months after the one year warranty expires. I plan to call a lawyer to see if there is a way to file a class action suit against Panasonic for all these bad DMR-EZx7 units. I have all of my video equipment hooked to a UPS and Surge Protectors and my Philips DVDR and JVC VCR do not have these problems.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2007

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Target




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