Just bought one of these units and first impressions are very favourable. Simple to set up and make region free.
My only issue with the unit is the way it handles 16:9 / 4:3 switching (or how it doesn’t handle it.
On the 7500 you can select either 4:3 or 16:9 - OK. My television auto senses format and works with all other DVD players I have thrown at it - which 5 as of now. This is my first DVD recorder.
Selecting 16:9 on the 7500. All 16:9 format material plays fine, as you would expect. Input from Freeview box (FVB) in 16:9 records/displays/plays back just wonderfully. Input at 4:3 from the FVB is displayed via the 7500 as 16:9 but is recorded as 4:3. So it’s stretched out.
Selecting 4:3 on the 7500. Programs from the FVB display fine (autoswitching between 4:3 and 16:9 ) I guess this is being done by the TV. Material recorded in 16:9 (e.g. commercial DVD, recorded info on HDD) plays back squashed at 4:3. This is annoying as you have to keep switching the 7500 unit between the two settings - not very sensible. 4:3 recordings (from FVB or camcorder via IEEE1394) play as 4:3 (as you would expext).
Anyone else seen this problem or do I have a problem with my cabling?