Summary: It's a really great recorder to use as a VCR, and looks really cool and easy to use... just have to remember to keep track of it's time clock, if yours does the same thing as mine. Also, you CAN play your disks in other players after you finalize, but mostly only when recording to DVD-V mode.
Pros: Has great recording quality on XP and SP modes. Looks exactly like my tv signal on XP and I can't tell the difference much on SP either. Looks really nice, too, and the menus look nice as well. I hardly needed the manual to use this recorder. Also, the remote feels nice in your hand and is easy t...
Cons: It has annoyed me very much that 1/4 of my brand new Sony DVD-RWs were rejected by the player for initialization because of errors, and I highly doubt it's the disks. Also, just as annoying is the fact it can not keep time. I don't know if anyone else experiences this, but mine creeps ahead 10 se...
Summary: The recorded DVDs DOES work on other DVD players!! All you have to do in finalize it. I flipped through the menu and it seems that they only instruct the user to finalize for DVD-RW's.
Pros: Very cheap compared to other non-vcr recording options. The recorded quality is excellent. Has optical SPDIF out If you want a VCR but recorded in DVD's instead, this is perfect for you.
Cons: When you first turn on the machine, it takes 30 seconds to analyze the disc, which seems a bit slow. Needs to manually set time - no on screen TV guide. What can you expect? I got this for 100 bucks.
Summary: QC/Testing of Recertified equipment apparently non-exsistant. If had been tested properly, this defect would have been found. Not Infant Mortality since supposedly Recertified. Newegg RMA instant, their service as always is GREAT! Shipped back today, and will see how next one is.
Pros: Nice low profile, rf and av cable, manuals and remote included in my package. Easy setup.
Cons: Left audio channel DOA, right audio got very distorted after 4 min of operation. Didn't waste a DVD-R to see if it would record. NOT a shipping issue.
Summary: This was my second attempt at purchasing a DVD recorder. My first unit was Panasonic but the quality of the tuner was so poor it was unusable. Returned it for the R130. Whereas the Panasonic could right to any type of disk, the R130 is DVD-R/RW exclusively. No big deal.
Summary: ES UN BUEN PRODUCTO, SE PUEDEN GRABAR SENCILLAMENTE LOS DVD'S, Y EL MENÚ DE NAVEGACIÓN DA MUCHAS OPCIONES, AUNQUE HE VISTO QUE A VECES CUANDO UNO TERMINA LA GRABACIÓN, ME HA PASADO QUE NO QUIERE RECONOCER LOS DISCOS RECIÉN GRABADOS, ME HA PASADO POCO, PERO CUANDO SUCEDE...