Summary: I purchased this DVD/VCR to replace an exact model which was destroyed when our
house was struck by lightening and burned out some electric wiring. (We were
lucky the house did not catch fire!).
Summary: I received this as a gift, else I myself would have been more careful what I was buying.
First, if you do not have an external Cable Box(Tuner) you will not be able to Record with this DVD/VCR Player, since it has NO TUNER.
Summary: After much trial and error and unhelpful instructions I called Sylvania customer service to inquire how to record. I was told that my television needed a "video out" jack to connect to the VCR".
Summary: the product is fine now that I finally have what I ordered.The company I purchased it from leaves a lot to be desired(Electronic Express)They sent the wrong product and then I had to spend $7.00 from my fixed income to return their mistake.Not happy..