Summary: I am not much of a techie so I needed a neighbor to help me connect to TV. There seems to be different ways but instructions are not clear or explain why would do it one way or another. I do not like that I can not switch all power off without having to reset clock each time.
Summary: I've had my DR570 for two days and have read the manual twice. When I program the unit to record a show, roughly 85% of the time it simply doesn't record. I have done everything by the book and it still doesn't record. I've tried DVD-RW, DVD-R, and DVD+R, and it still doesn't record.
Summary: My new LCD TV and old VCR did not a pretty picture make.
Bought the DR570 to replace the VCR and hopefully upgrade the picture of my recorded programs, which it certainly did. Picture is much improved on an HDTV, even when recording at lower quality settings.
Summary: I got the unit today and so far it seems pretty good. Does what it's supposed to.
But there are three little things that I wish were different:
1) The S-video input in the front either doesn't work or has some secret to it to get it to work that I have yet to uncover.
Summary: The product is somewhat noisy but acceptable. The ease of use is somewhat difficult but once you get the hang of it it's not too bad. It would be nice to have the labels on the buttons on the remote a little bit easier to see in a darkened room. It has otherwise lived up to my expectations.