Summary: I was planning to setup a Video editing/Home media solution based on PC for which I would need to buy extra hard disk, DVD writer, a good video card, video capture card with TV tuner. When I add all those prices up it would come close too $400. Then I came across this unit. For the price with the hard drive and Toshiba quality, I get much more elegant solution then what I planned.
Summary: If I play a retail DVD movie in "progressive scan mode" with a component cable, I get a white streak that appears in the top 5% of the screen. If I switch to using an s-video cable or change to non-progrssive mode, the white streak goes away. It isn't my cables since I have a few of them and they work fine with other devices. My other DVD player plays all of these movies perfectly.
Summary: i think the webmaster or whoever wrote the description of this dvd recorder need to know a little about the difference between MB and GB... there is no way in world that you can record 109 hours on 80MB.. this site needs to go on the back page of pcmagazine bluffs =) well. anyways, considering this DVD recorder has 80.. GB! it's not a bad recorder and although it's a little pricey, i'm still gonna go ahead and give it a 3 stars.
Summary: Si vous n'avez pas encore franchi le pas et remplacé votre bon vieux magnétoscope par un lecteur-enregistreur de DVD avec disque dur, vous manquez vraiment quelquechose. Propriétaire de ce petit bijou depuis quelques jours, je redécouve le plaisir d'enregistrer les émissions à la télé. La relecture devient trés ludique.