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.