Summary: YES, IT HAS A TUNER! You can record one channel while watching another. Easy to set up and use, good picture and sound. I bought the extended warranty, because my first dvd recorder (light on) didn't even last a year, and it was only another $10.00 So for this one has been glitch free. Buy it, you'll like it.
Summary: It does what it claims to do. The built-in tuner is a plus - you can watch one show on your tv while recording another on the dvd. I thought the picture quality on recordings would have been better, but the picture is still pretty darn good.
Summary: I bought this unit for the digital tuner so it can be used on an analog tv to view high definition from my cable input. That works great. The only problem that I'm having is recording from my cable box. I get an error stating this program can't be recorded in the ( )VR mode on some of the stations. I have another unit (Phillips 3506) that I never had a problem recording any channel.
Summary: I purchased this for my wife to use as a replacement for a VCR in the kitchen. The dvd recorder arrived looking like new and works excellent. Although the operation is somewhat more complicated than the old VCR, my wife is getting the hang of it and loves the better video quality over the old VCR. She also likes the fact that the dvds take up less room to store that the old VHS tapes. I just have to convert all her old tapes to dvd now. Excellent refurbished product.
Summary: I have satelite on 2 tv sets, this was purchased for my 3rd set.The built in tuner makes the dtv converter box obsolete.I set this up with an antena for recording network shows, it works great very clear picture.I have read other reviews that channel changing is slow but I do not watch I only record so this does not apply to me, although I understand this could be annoying.
Summary: I ordered this DVD recorder after reading the reviews. The unit I received had the wrong remote included. It didn't work with the unit at all. The manual showed a completely different remote. And the manual was one that was copied off the internet, not an original one.