Summary: I've had the unit about a month. After figuring out how to do a timer record (different than what I am used to) everything has worked flawlessly. I am new to DVD recording so I read the manual for the type of DVD to purchase. I use DVD-RW and record about 7 hours of widescreen shows a week. The SP mode does 2 hrs/disc with a really good picture. The LP mode does 4 hrs/disc and it is hard to tell the difference from the SP mode.
Pros: Consistent Performance, Easy To Set Up, High Quality Picture
Summary: Like other reviews, confusing manual and controller but after you figure it out, it operates fine. DVD recorder has a surprisingly great picture at 6 hours! VCR is average but dubbing is easy. I have used it multiple times a day, for the last 2 weeks and no problems.