Thanks. I'll probably only have it for a couple of months or so but I haven't had a panasonic for a while wanted to get an opinion. It sounds like it may not be a typical panasonic because of the LSI chipset though. It does have dv in.
Craziest of the the crazy cheap for me was a Magnavox MRV700 for $5.50 and two Toshiba RD-KX50's for $114.77 ($57.39 per unit). The Magnavox was purchased for its component inputs and works fine. I wanted to test one.
The Toshibas I purchased for the HDD, HDMI upscalling, and the superior editing capabilities. They were basically new in box and came from a Best Buy auction liquidator. Packed like new with just the remotes missing. I'll eventually wind up with just one of them.
So there are some crazy deals out there.