Summary: I could not afford this beauty new. I got it for a song refurbished. It does everything I wanted it to do. Great DVD from my old VHS tapes and great DVDs from movies on TV. I use it like we used to use VHS and have had no problems. I have had it a month and have made 30 to 40 DVDs so far. Way worth the $100.00 I paid. I probably will not use all the features this recorder offers but it works just fine for my needs.
Summary: I had two machines, one a VCR recorder that couldn't remember that it's input was cable. It kept switching back to normal TV (ch 2-13). That got old real fast, the other was a DVD recorder that recorded. But the picture was grainy, really sub par. Plus it didn't want to paly some DVD's. So it was "chuck ho" for it. I searched and found this Samsung DVD-VR325 that did both. And it up converted EVERYTHING to 1080!
Summary: It is a terrific player/recorder. The VCR's quality outmatches just about any VCR. The VCR to DVD works without a hitch and without heat buildup on the case. It's just terrific. My one complaint is that it won't play VCD's or SVCD's. This is probably unimportant to most people but before there were DVD's there were VCD's and alot of my children's video's are on VCD. Samsung has a convenient port on the front of the device to hook up an external device to record from.