Excerpt: You can also use the device to play back recordings including DVDs, VHSs, pictures off of a camera memory card, and music CDs, eliminating the need to buy a lot of other expensive and large equipment. You can even transfer pictures from your camera’s memory card onto a DVD to create a slideshow movie with your pictures. All in all this is a very useful, fun, and interesting device that anybody can find a reason to use.
Summary: Was a little hesitant to order based on some reviewers complaints of setup and programing difficulty, but found it was not hard to do either. It's a nice compact unit, and easily fits into our entertainment center. Nice to be able to record/watch both VHS and DVD's on the same unit. Overall, it's definetly worth the price.
Summary: Compared to a basic DVD player the picture looks almost as good as HD DVD (now gone) or Blue Ray. Good enough for now till the DVD vs Down Load from the Internet is over. I can put VHS tapes to DVD and use a HDMI conect for a good price.
Summary: I was a bit unsure about buying a refurbished unit but so far it has been great. I haven't tried everything that it can do yet but what I have tried has worked perfectly. My only complaint was that the instructions aren't as clear as it could be. I've managed to figure it out but I think it could be easier. I'd recommend this to anyone who is considering buying one. Copying a tape to DVD was very easy, it was just pushing a button. I'm very happy with this purchase.
Summary: This device is awesome. The HD Tuner makes it the best. I found a ton of extra channels. It took me a while to find all of the stations though, I didn't realize that with HDTV, each channel can have 999 subchannels, so the channels that my cable company suggested didn't map exactly. The ability to record HD on a DVD is nice, but the ability to pop in a memory card and record is great.
Summary: Like so many people, I was very hesitant about purchasing an item of electronics that had been "refurbished". I assumed it would arrive with scratches and dents and might not even work. But with a gift card I had plus the great reviews this item received on Overstock.com...and a promotional discount to boot, I decided to take a chance.