Summary: Before I purchased this DVD recorder I read many reviews all were positive except a small number complaining about the DVD discs to use.Well I am shocked at the easy set up and use-age of this recorder.I am 80 yrs.young and not a geek with electronics buying this unit a challenge I though to my limited electronic techknowledge.Wrong it was a gem to install to my system and works great so far with 12x memorex DVD-r disc.Easy to follow Manuel in all parts of set up...
Summary: Have fun trying to get the answer from the vendor, Amazon.com, Funai or Sylvania on which DVD-RW discs to use with this unit! (But as a "PSA", I'll give you the answer below!)
I received item in timely fashion, however trying figure out what brand and speed DVD-RW discs to use has been quite an adventure and costly since I had to order and try different brands and speeds to see what worked and what didn't work!
Summary: This DVD Recorder worked great right out of the box with 16x DVD-Rs and 16x DVD-RWs. Good quality video usually gets 4 hours to a disc. I cycle 3 DVD RWs and can record shows and TV movies for watching later. TV tuner is great.
Summary: Records to all brands (and speeds) of blank dvd-r or dvd-rw discs that I have tried so far. Playback picture quality is good when recorded at 2 or 4 hour speeds. This machine doesn't have a dv input for best recording from a mini-dv camcorder but the camera can be connected using the other inputs and then edited (delete scenes, make titles) in VR mode. But, if I needed to edit and copy home movies, I would just do that on the computer.