My DMR-EZ17 models have not been giving me much trouble lately. Here’s a photo showing them in my home office, along with a DMR-ES35V, Toshiba M745 VCR and a Philips 3575. There’s a bunch of other stuff in here as well, a Zenith DTT900 with a Paper Clip Antenna on top of an HP 3 in 1 printer, two Dell XP MCE 2005 computers, Dynex HD TV and RCA CRT TV, Pelican System Selector PL970, an A/B switch to the left of the ES35, an Aiwa three speed turntable and 10" cooling fan behind the main Dell monitor, a Technics AV Receiver and two ES35 parts machines (not visible) and a smaller cooling fan up front.
My bedroom has the Westinghouse HD “ready” TV, Centronics ZAT501A HD tuner, DMR-ES15, DMR-ES30V models and a Motorola DTC700 converter box. The ES15 RF output feeds the Philips 3575 and one of the EZ17 models in the home office through an A/B switch in the home office. Not pictured is a Zenith DTT901 and another 13" RCA CRT TV in that bedroom.
Not pictured are three DMR-ES35V standby machines (in boxes), three more DMR-ES15 machines that need some attention and the other standby DMR-ES30V (boxed) in a closet with lots of Panasonic boxes, one of which houses the semi-retired Toshiba M781 VCR.
As you may perceive I dug out my old Kodak camera. It works fine but I’ll have to charge the batteries pretty soon.