Panasonic ShowStopper 30 Hour TV Receivers and DVRs

4.33/5 (6 Reviews)


Product Description

- High capacity hard disk recording lets you record up to 30 hours of your favorite programming.
- Control Live TV by Pausing or ""Rewinding"" live shows whenever you choose.
- One-Touch Recording allows for amazing convenience.
- Free Channel Guide from ReplayTV gives you easy-to-read, programming information that's updated daily so you can always see what's on up to 7 days in advance.
- 30-Second QuickSkip lets you instantly advance 30 seconds in a recorded program so you can easily pass by unwanted scenes.
- Slow Motion / Single Frame Advance for amazing viewing control.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tony Haux a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Now that I have owned one of these for a year, I will never be without a digital TV recorder in my life. Pausing and replaying are a must. The slow motion is great too. Do NOT compare one of these to a VCR. Keyword recording is just great. If you only watch a little TV, you will find this system very worthwhile to help you watch "only" what you want to. If you watch a lot of TV you will be amazed at what it can do for you.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $298.00

Purchased At:   Sears



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by swampdonkey a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I can honestly say that this product will change the way you watch TV. And I might also add that it is "wife and family friendly". Once you have it for a while, and are farmiliar with the unit, you can go to the sites that I have links to at the end of my review and REALLY customize this unit. I have added an extra 80GB hard drive to give me much more disk space and if you have to use the IR blaster, and are frustrated with the length of time it takes to change chanels, you can also speed up that process too!! Just check out the links and you will see that there's much more to theese units than the manual tells you.

http://www.widemovies.com/replaytv.html

http://replayfaq.reidpix.com/faq.asp

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Purchased At:   unknown



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chinman a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I have the 60hr unit. This totally revolutionizes the way one watches television. From slow motion to 30 sec quick skip of commericals this unit is definitely worth getting. MyReplayTV also allows you to program shows on your unit a day in advance. Unlike TiVo, the subscription is included. Just make sure you have unlimited local calls, since it dials once a night. Can find a used unit on ebay at a bargain.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by scargk a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I purchased this product and it worked very well for the first 8 months. Of course, it started to give me trouble after the 6 month warranty ran out. Screen would hestiate and freeze while audio kept playing. Sent to "factory" for repair...nearly $200.00 including shipping. Worked well for 1 1/2 months, and then did the same thing.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Circuit City



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pkeedy a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I also own a Tivo but like the RePlayTV best. The menu system is better, it is easier to determine what will be recorded, the 30-second skip is infinitely better than Tivo's fast-forward. I bought my daughter the 20-hr version for Xmas 2001 and she loves hers. NO ONE SHOULD WATCH TV WITHOUT ONE OF THESE! After learning how to use it, you'll wonder why everyone doesn't have one.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $435.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy




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