No but I have owned a EZ-28 which is very similar but lacks the VHS part and I did assist a friend with his EZ-48v and after returning (3) all of which would lock up when trying to delete channels, I do have some experience with it. I've also read many posts about the EZ-48v and very few are good.
I think you're right, Panasonics website doesn't list a DVD/VHS player anymore and they only list one DVD player and of course no VHS only units. Wow, not only is VHS dead but DVD players are joining them:(
If you don't need the DVD recording part I guess you could look at Sony. I wouldn't give you a pluged nickle for a current Sony DVD recorder but their players have always been decent and their VHS players have been fine. Here's a Link to Sony's website and their one and only combo, pickings are indeed slim for DVD players or combo players.
Sony DVD recorders boarder on the ridiculous for trying to record anything. A Sony DVDR(and many other brands) seem to insist that most everything you might want to record is copy protected! Even just recording off the air.