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My Panasonic dvd recorder appear to no longer be receiving TV channels it was working and then suddenly not. I canstill view TV through my TV so Im doubtful that it is an ariel problem and I have checked that noting has faled out and I have also tried the auto re tune and stil nothing

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Sounds like the inbuilt ATSC tuner has failed; if this is analogue only, it may not be worth repairing that. If however it is a digital tuner, it may not be economical nor cheap to replace at component level. It is up to you, if you want to submit this unit to an authorised Panasonic service centre, to get a quote and second opinion about it. At least then you could make a firm decision afterwards.

The DMR-EZ27K was a reasonable model Panasonic DVD recorder, and it's better than their DMR-ES15V.

Nice unit. The cheapest option I can suggest would be if it is an analogue tuner model, simply connect an external digital set top box to the respective inputs on the unit and record the TV that way (assuming the channels are not encrypted with macrovision). It's crude, but it will save you an expensive workshop hassle.

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