Summary: We purchased this DVD recorder a couple of years ago and it worked great up until a week ago. It still plays DVD's, but I cant get it to recognize a blank DVD for recording. I've tried DVD-R and -RW...and a couple of different brands to boot. It just sits there trying to load and finally times out saying the blank DVD is bad. It isnt, though, because I've tried the same DVDs on the burner on my desktop and they worked fine.
Summary: I loved this DVD player for the first 8 months. It plays DVDs fine, recorded television fine also. The record function is very user friendly which was a selling point for me. You press the record button to start and stop the recordings (much like a VHS recording). It also has the option to automatically create chapters. My audio and video were perfect. I recorded favorite tv shows from television about once a week.