Summary: I purchased this unit Summer of 2006 right after I set the unit up record some shows off my DVR everything seemed to work great, till I tried to play the DVD's in another player the unit would not finalize call the support department and they said unit was bad send it in and they would repair it. Eight weeks later I set the unit up again and try to record a -R worked ok.
Summary: I was very upset when I had a problem and had to send my unit to service, But have been totally amazed with the conversion of my movies so far.I was amazed to see that in the proper light that the bathing suits were see thru. I will be watching all my old beach movies very close as I put them on DVD. YES I'm very happy with the picture and ease of use.
Excerpt: It can play DVD-R , DVD-RW , DVD+R , DVD+RW , CD-R , CD-RW, DVD-RAM. Besides DVD formats it can also play MP3, Jpeg, CD/CDR, CDRW, VCD, SVCD, DivX. And it can also record DVD-R, and DVD-RW. However if you don’t need it to be able to play all of these different formats then you may be okay with someone like R130 which is basically the younger brother to this system which you can find for cheaper of course.