Cannot record from an external source

Unlike the previous models this recorder can only record freeview; there are no SCART or phono inputs so it's no good if you want to back up old VHS to a modern format or connect none Panasonic video cameras. The start up is a lot faster than the old model but there's still a delay between you pressing a button on the remote control and the recorder responding. The picture and sound quality on HD recordings is very good and there's no noticeable loss of quality when saving HD broadcasts to a BD-R disc.