Summary: Unless you have a hotline to Bill Gates, you are going to have a very hard time programming the DVDR. The sound is tinny and overall it is a very unsatisfactory machine. When this particular machine hit the marketplace it may have been cutting edge but now it is yesterdays product.
Summary: It was in transit for 7 days. It is not easy to figure out but after reading instructions several times I got things working. I have recorded 1 disc from tape and it works great but I still need more practice. There is a wide range of options and choosing the right one takes a little experience.
Summary: The item works beautifully! My only complaint is the clock on this unit. When the system is powered off, the clock goes into 'dim' mode. The problem is that it is totally unreadable! It looks great when powered on but forget about it when powered off. I ended up returning the unit because we rely on the clock as it is the only clock in the room I intended on using this item in.
Summary: This unit makes very good recordings onto DVD directly from TV or dubbing from other equipment. It does take a long time to copy from VHS to DVD if you're copying a 6 hour VHS because the unit records during playback. The quality from VHS to DVD is okay...about the quality of copying VHS to VHS. This is my first DVD recorder and overall, I am very satisfied with this one. Have not had any problems with it and I've been using it almost daily for nearly a month now.