Summary: Purchased used for $50 including shipping - worth every penny of it. Piece of cake to program and use. Only disadvantage so far is that it will not hold the "time" during a power flicker and living in SW Florida, we get quite a few of them. So far, the programming has been saved during these events - it's only the time set that is lost.
Summary: This old (2003) VCR cannot be programmed for EP without using the Remote. There appears to be no provision to select EP when programming without the Remote. The VCR does NOT automatically go to EP when programming for over two hours, manually.
Summary: Difficult to find brand new STAND-ALONE VCRs these days. Needed this to copy old VHS tapes to DVD. Have had the unit for a few months now and it has functioned perfectly. For my purposes, that's all I want/need.
Summary: I like the flexibility in programing for 8 different programs. I still have not gone through the manual to understand all the built in convenient features, as programing from TV guide. I like the display that shows while you are watching a recording which shows how long the tape has been playing or how long your recording was. I bought this item as I needed VHS VCR only, not a system with DVD player and VCR.
Summary: This has been the easiest VCR to set up so far. The auto preset feature sets the clock, day, and date as well as adds the local channels to the channel scroll. Selectivity is excellent on both VHF and UHF. Inputs and outputs are available both as F-59 coax connectors as well as discrete audio/video jacks. There are also audio/video jacks on the front panel.