Panasonic DMR-EZ28 does not record Scheduled Recordings
I have a Panasonic DVD recorder, DMR-EZ28. Which has 5 "weekly" scheduled recordings. (Total: 4 1/2 hours @ Extended Play). The unit skips roughly every other scheduled recordings and enters an error code: "You interrupted the recording", which I can’t do since I'm not even at home! And the code must be removed before the next week, or the unit will never record that exact scheduled recording again.
And about every 4th or 5th scheduled recording, the unit turns itself on and freezes. I come home later that evening or from vacation, and the unit is on but frozen. Remote won't work. Must hold the Power button down for 30 sec. to force a reboot. Sometimes I even have to hold the UP + Down channel buttons down for 30 sec. to force a "Factory Reboot" which wipes out all set-up and programming, to get the unit to power down.
I was on the phone with Panasonic for 6-8 months over this, and they eventually agreed if I paid to ship the unit to McAllen TX, they would send me a new unit. Which I did.
The second unit (dif. ser. #) is doing the exact same thing. It's going on 2 years now and I'm sick of "Panasonic".