Summary: The unit does not operate like other dvd recorders. I cannot get the pause button to work at all during recording. And please do not waste your time calling customer service. Customer Service is no help at all. I would recommend depending on what you are using the unit for. Price wise it is great. As for as operating like other recorders it is very poor. Wish someone knew how or if the pause button works duirng recording.
If you need this type recorder stop reading and buy!
Gene W. Cole, Amazon
29 August 2008
Summary: This little recorder is very cost effective and performs perfectly. It is very reasonable but hard to find. Be sure the seller you pick actually has it in stock. It took me three tries to get it because I was trying to save another buck or two. Don't price hunt. Find the sure thing. You will be very happy. If you record from TV the screen editor is superior to any recorder I ever used regardless of price. It even allows a preview before committing to the edit.
David Zuzelo "http://david-z.blogspot.com", Amazon
10 March 2008
Summary: This recorder has done a fantastic job and performed far beyond my expectations. In about two weeks I've transferred nearly 100 cassettes to DVDr and had no problems at all. Very barebones and efficient. No complications with media to date.
Summary: This is advertised as having pass-through rear input jacks. Not true. The S-video does not pass signal through even though it has both in and out S-video jacks. I wasted an hour trying to figure out the problem plus shipping costs plus time waiting for this unit to arrive. Three calls to technical support was a waste. They knew less about the unit than I did. I'll try another brand.
Summary: I am very satisfied with this product. I gave it to my fiancee for Christmas and he just loves it. He's been making dvd's ever since. We can even make a dvd from the television. I would recommend this product. Definitely worth the money.