Excerpt: I received the Samsung DVD/VCR as a Christmas gift and it worked great for 5 months, then the DVD player just stopped playing disks. It constantly states "loading" and just spins. I called the customer service department (guessing somewhere in Bangladesh) and after two calls was informed that it would cost me $80 to start the process for them to repair the equipment.
Excerpt: There are many good points for this DVD combo unit, but the biggest disappointment is the poor to disasterous results when dubbing from VHS to DVD. There is a noticeable lag in voice synch, which most will agree. The other features with the DVD recorder is that it accepts and records onto Dual Layer +R DL discs ! The only bummer is that there is no S-video input only RCA from your cable box or SAT. This is a major disappointment.
Excerpt: We have had this dvd/vhs recorder for a few weeks now ,and I Love it! It is very easy to use and has a one touch recording button which is nice because I am technically challenged and busy and if it takes to long to figure it out I won't use it.
Excerpt: I don't think there is a comparable item on the market at this price point. It works. Automatic finalization of DVDs is much better than the complicated finalization process for DVDs recorded on the Panasonic DVD recorder that I owned before. However, I hate the remote. It is black on black and you can't see any of the keys unless you are in a well lit room -- not ideal while watching a movie.
Excerpt: The Samsung DVD/VCR combo has been useful tool. I am a conscious spender and having this tool has saved me money in not having to add a DVR. I know VCR's are oudated, but as long as can purchase video tapes on sale, I can tape and keep important programs.
Summary: Absolutely love our dvd/vcr player. Works wonderfully and we were able to pull out some of old vcr tapes for our toddler to watch. Also, copied some family tapes onto dvd!! I would recommend it to any one. Looks and plays PERFECTLY!!! Can't beat the price with a stick.
Summary: I purchased the unit to copy old VHS tape to DVD so far it has been working great, good features for the price. Easy to use dubbing menu, plus one touch recording mode. I shopped around and found this unit to be the best choice for the money I wanted to spend.
Summary: I purchased this product to record TV programs on VCR tapes, as well as DVDs. I already own a VCR/DVD player. After hours of trying to figure out how to record on this equip, I contacted the mfr's online spt and learned that since I have cable TV, I can't prog this product to record. I was told that this product will only record via a cable box or satallite svc. I have regular cable TV. So,now own video PLAYER only.
Summary: Not born with the electronics gene, as my nephews and niece have been, I still navigated the setup and use of this Samsung product well. I haven't tried to record any DVDs yet, but the manual which came with it seems straightforward, so walking through the process should be OK. In fewer words, I'm pleased with this purchase.